Every government in the world, whose country has a strong immigrant population or whose country is prone to “illegal” immigration, ends up using at one point or another said immigrants as scapegoats whenever their economy is in the doldrums.
For example, the Dominican Republic uses the Haitians, Puerto Rico uses the Dominicans, and Europe uses the Africans and the Arabs.
The US is no exception.
Casting aspersion on immigrants has always been an American sport. The first Italian and Irish immigrants, if they were alive today, would testify to that effect.
But rarely has a sitting President of the United States been so viciously vocal against immigrants as Donald Trump has.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” vomited Trump, referring to African countries and Haiti, suggesting that the United States should instead invite more people of his kind, like from Norway.
Such blatant bigotry disguised as patriotism is worse than the worst delusion, no matter how elaborately Trump tried to paint it. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop there.
He’s also been singing the old mantra that all of America’s ills are to be squarely laid on the shoulders of illegal Mexicans and other Latinos, who in reality do mostly jobs that no white or black American would try to apply for, let alone do; while ignoring the real culprits of America’s decline: the Federal Reserve and the Congress-approved Trade Agreements that shipped most American manufacturing jobs overseas.
In addition, he viciously attacked Muslims who come to America to escape the trouble in their region, which the US Federal Government, as wagged by Israel, created in the first place; shamelessly labeled them all “terrorists;” and imposed an immigration ban on six Muslim countries.
“We don’t want them here,” he said.
As a result, Trump purposely brushed aside the fact that America is an immigrant country (founded by “illegals,” to boot), a Melting Pot, the land of foreigners. It is also God’s laboratory, whereby He is demonstrating and proving to the naysayers the feasibility of a unified brotherhood of diverse races.
It welcomes the downtrodden, the poor, and the tired from all over the world without regard to race or religion, and gives them the freedom and opportunity to prosper.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:37-40
It is a Christ-inspired act of kindness and love that is matched by no other country on earth. An act that is predominantly responsible for America’s greatness and for its numerous and dazzling innovations that immensely benefit mankind.
Thus those rejected as the rabble of the world become the lowly that God lifts up.
“The lowly He sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.” Job 5:11
Let us not despise the foreigner who comes knocking at our borders. He brings along a fresh pair of eyes, which allows him to see things in a whole new light. Therefore he can either be a force for positive change if he’s welcomed or for evil if he’s persecuted.
“So show your love for the alien…” Deuteronomy 10:19