(Pulpit & Pen News) “Beth Moore, Russell Moore, Matt Chandler, Ed Stetzer, Jen Hatmaker…these are not conservative people. They range from Marxist-leaning New Calvinists to the desperate housewife contingent of feminist, pro-gay lady preachers.”
Illegal immigration has become the most popular issue to talk about among evangelicals seeking to build a bridge between evangelicalism and America’s left. Conceding on the culture wars of abortion and gay marriage, these evangelical leaders can’t be found in the thick of it on those important religious issues, but are at the front of the protest line when it comes to supporting illegal immigration. It’s a winning issue, as George Soros and his Evangelical Immigration Table have successfully convinced certain evangelicals that it’s their job to promote lawlessness. It’s a popular and easy public relations win, and evangelical leftists know it.
Pastors and evangelical leaders from all 50 states signed a statement from World Relief to President Donald J. Trump, encouraging him to give amnesty to the class of illegal immigrants known as “DREAMers.” DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – was an executive decision by Barrack Obama in 2012 that was highly unconstitutional; it was a decision by the chief law enforcement officer of the country to simply not enforce the law, directly contrary to his oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Simply put, if the President of the United States says he simply choose not to do his job, which is to enforce the law, he should be impeached. The argument of Obama is that his executive order was simply a prerogative of the Executive Branch, and he wasn’t so much refusing to enforce the law as choosing to prioritize the enforcement of that law behind all others, effectively making the law useless. Constitutional scholars around the country were aghast at the blatant disregard for the rule of law, even if they were sympathetic to the group known as “Dreamers.”
The so-called DREAMers are those who were brought to the United States as minors, so named because of the 2001 failed legislation called the DREAM Act, standing for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. That legislation sought to provide a way for Citizenship (amnesty) to those who were brought here as children. It failed. Since 2001, there have been 21 similar bills designed to provide amnesty to this group of illegal aliens. All have failed. Obama’s 2012 DACA decision was coup of legislative authority, a highly unconstitutional power-grab by the executive to legislate law instead of enforcing it.
President Trump has threatened to revoke Obama’s DACA, on the grounds that it is unconstitutional (and it is). Trump has been clear that he would favor a legislative solution to the problem and would sign legislation that would constitutionally allow this group of illegal aliens to remain in the country and either give them a path to citizenship or at least provide a way for them to reside and work legally within the country. Trump has instructed the legislature to find a solution, but the roadblock is one that is partisan; Republicans are generally fine with the DREAMers staying and working legally but are less keen on giving them full privileges of Citizenship. Democrats, on the other hand, want the DREAMers to be given Citizenship, convinced that they’re little more than undocumented Democrats.
So then, instead of urging Democrat legislators to give in on the issue and let the DREAMers stay freely and work unencumbered (so long as they abide by the laws and wait patiently for Citizenship like everyone else in the world) leftist and globalist-leaning evangelicals are demanding that President Trump (who has already been gracious and patient on the issue) surrender to Democrats in the legislature.