The debate over the illegal immigrant children entering the United States took a religious turn when Nancy Pelosi suggested that Americans should treat them like baby Jesus and she even claimed we would not have the 10 commandments if Pharaoh had treated baby Moses like the U.S. handles illegal immigration.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a White House petition demands that President Obama house the illegal immigrant children in Washington D.C. instead of moving them into states all over the country. But Obama is attempting to end the debate on immigration form by using an executive order that would bypass Congress completely.
Democrats have been referring to illegal immigrant issue as a “humanitarian crisis” and Pelosi recently said that “[t]he most important thing that we can do to use this crisis as an opportunity is to pass comprehensive immigration reform.” Pelosi also believes in the case of the children they need to have “representation and judges to hear their cases… those who have a right to stay, whether it’s refugee status or asylum.” And that’s where she threw in the Biblical reference to baby Jesus:
“I reference the conference of bishops statement in which they say baby Jesus was a refugee from violence. Let us not turn away these children and send them back into a burning building. That’s the bishops, so we have to do this in a way that honors our values but also protects our border and does so in a way that the American people understand more clearly.”
Later in the week, Pelosi continued these religious illustrations by referring to baby Moses:
“These are children coming over the border. They are children, what would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the Pharaohs family. We would not have the Ten Commandments for starters. You understand my point, historically we have a challenge and we have examples of humanitarian assistance that should guide us.”
You might be surprised that the Catholic Church may agree with these illustrations. Pope Francis has even suggested amnesty for the illegal immigrant children and has called the U.S. treatment of illegal aliens “racist and xenophobic.”
Those who oppose allowing even more illegal aliens in to the country have not been amused by these comparisons. For example, Nancy Pelosi was challenged by Arizona ranchers to actually tour the Mexican border to see the actual state of affairs, and a recent study claims that 90 percent of the unaccompanied children are teenagers, not little kids.
How do you think the crisis with the illegal immigrant children should be resolved?