Exodus 22:21 says:
“Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”
This verse is amongst passages on property, social relationships, and responsibilities of the people of Israel. The social relationships that we have with foreigners in our land are important to God which means that it should be important to us. In fact have you ever considered that you yourself might be an illegal immigrant? The questions are a part of a larger conversation. Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is featuring many articles on his Patheos blog Uncommon God, Common Good as we look forward to the New Wine, New Wineskins Immigration Reform conference April 27th at Multnomah University.
Be praying how you can treat the foreigner- legal and illegal- with dignity and in a way that honors God.