Alien Rights?

On Friday in Chicago, 100,000 demonstrators from across the Midwest turned out to protest a tough (some would say draconian) new bill against illegal immigration. Shutting down rush hour, they were demanding their rights.

I understand the concern to make sure people are treated with dignity, but what rights do the 12 million illegals in the U.S. have in our society? Rights apply to citizens, not illegal aliens. Of course, our country was built by immigrants, and they do have the right to go home and apply for citizenship legally. But the right to peacefully assemble and protest belongs to Americans and legal residents.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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