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LIRS, partners respond to immigrant-children crisis

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  1. Avatar Carl Vehse says:

    Today Sarah Palin has written:

    “Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.’

    “Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America…

    “It’s the American worker who is forced to deal with Obama’s latest crisis with our hard-earned tax dollars while middle class wages decrease, sustainable jobs get more scarce, and communities become unrecognizable and bankrupted due to Obama’s flood of illegal immigration.”

    Missouri Synod Lutherans also should request a Synodical investigation of whether the Lutheran Immigration And Refugee Service RSO has participated in encouraging, promoting, or condoning this latest border invasion of illegal aliens.

  2. Avatar Tim Wood says:

    The LCMS RSO directory does not list LIRS as an RSO, but that might be out of date. Confirmation?

    * Whilst LIRS has promoted its involvement on compassionate grounds, the bottom line is that it has been enlisted to participate in and contribute to illegal activity by both the aliens and federal government which is now engaged in human trafficking. Two Kingdoms, anyone?

    * The LCMS, amongst others, has been under direct and constant assault by the feds on separation of church and state issues, e.g. military chaplains, adoption, Obamacare mandates etc. Why is an RSO(?) eager to answer the call of an administration that is aggressively hostile to Lutherans specifically and Christians generally?

    * It has emerged that “faith-based” organizations assisting with the illegal alien resettlement are prohibited from any proselytizing. What is the real purpose of LIRS if it is willing to accept First Amendment and religious liberty constraints? What exactly is Lutheran about that?

    1. Avatar LCMS Church Information Center says:

      LIRS is not an RSO of the LCMS. They are an independent inter-Lutheran agency.

  3. Avatar Cheryl Mizner says:

    If parents of these children can pay $5,000 to $8,000 cash to get each child to the U.S., these parents are not poor. In fact they have more available cash than almost anyone living in rural Nebraska. As a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, I do not support providing housing or funds being given to these illegal children at the request of HHS. HHS is not looking out for the welfare of anyone except HHS. HHS only has one goal and that is to increase its power and control over our citizens. These illegal children are being used by President Obama and HHS to shame all Christians into providing for them. The President wants us to see the young children suffering but doesn’t want us to see the older boys that are already part of gangs or the older girls that are already pregnant.

  4. Avatar Sherri Wood says:

    Whenever I try to print the article on this issue, an article is superimposed over it quoting Sarah Palin and speaking against providing help. I don’t know why this article is unprintable. I would like to share it with others. thanks.

    1. Avatar LCMS Church Information Center says:

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