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by Matthew Soerens, Jenny Hwang (Author), Leith Anderson (Foreword)

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Title:Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate
Authors:Matthew Soerens
Other authors:Jenny Hwang (Author), Leith Anderson (Foreword)
Info:IVP Books (2009), Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:CL/R; immigration, emigration

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Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens



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In the public sphere there is much heated rhetoric about immigration and simplistic "solutions" are proposed to deal with the "problem." In contrast to this simplistic, black and white discourse, Soerens and Hwang present a very thoughtful, human, multifaceted look at the issue. They help the reader understand the pushes and pulls that lead people to immigrate to the United States, both historically and today. They look at the issue of undocumented immigrants, the current immigration law and help the reader understand why we have so many undocumented immigrants. They look at what the Bible has to say about immigration and what should be the church's and the Christians' response to this issue. They also talk about the value immigrants bring to this country. Finally they include appendices rich with resources on the immigration issue. This book is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to have a better understanding of the complexities and nuances of the immigration issue. The authors address the issues of the debate in a well-researched and compassionate manner. Highly recommended. CJV
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Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable.

In this book World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.

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