1st Principle of Immigration
Jesus gave the 1st principle of immigration in Matthew 25:35, “I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.” Stranger means foreigner. The Lord required Israel to, “show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) “Do not take advantage of foreigners... love them as you love yourself.” (Leviticus 19:33-34) However, that does not mean being silly doves. There are dangers. “The people of Israel mingle with godless foreigners… Worshiping foreign gods… like silly, witless doves, first calling to Egypt, then flying to Assyria for help.” (Hosea 7:8-12) Love and welcome foreigners, but be aware of danger.