Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

7-27-2017

Department

English

Abstract

I’m an English professor, and in leftist intellectual circles it’s often considered somewhat unsophisticated and definitely uncool to argue in favor of traditional religious beliefs. However, as the clerk of a tiny Quaker Meeting in a farming community in rural Pennsylvania, I feel led to do so in the context of the debate about immigration. I would submit that Scripture is explicit in its requirement that we accept and embrace the immigrants in our midst, and note that Leviticus (19:34) makes no mention of legal status. (excerpt)

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Original version available from the publisher at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/loving-the-immigrant-as-one-of-our-own-20170727.html

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