I believe Christians are called to treat illegal aliens with compassion, but this is not the same as the government opening the border to all comers. I believe church and state have different roles in this crisis. I think the best way we can help poor people from other countries is to encourage their own governments and societies to treat them with justice and provide them with opportunities for advancement where they live now. Yes, America has been and is a place that welcomes immigrants, but this ought to be done legally and in a measured way. We can’t absorb everyone. It is not good for us and for them to simply have them pouring across the border illegally. And yes, I do support immigration reform … and secure borders.