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California Gov: Undocumented Immigrants are ‘Children of God’ and Should Be Treated as Such

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Mar 30
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California Gov. Jerry Brown recently condemned President Trump’s proposed border wall and stated that illegal immigrants are “children of God and they should be treated that way.”

Brown made these comments in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press last weekend. Brown, who is serving his second term as governor, said he doesn’t approve of Trump’s idea for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and that it poses concerns both in terms of keeping Mexicans out and keeping Americans in.

Brown also took issue with the idea of a wall because of the message it sends to illegal immigrants, who Brown said are also “children of God.”

According to Relevant Magazine, Brown said California would fight the plan to build the wall and possibly even become a “sanctuary state.”

“We’ll do the right human–and I would even say Christian–thing, from my point of view,” he said. “You don’t treat human beings like that.”

“Trump’s supposed to be ‘Mr. Religious Fellow,’ and I thought we’ve got to treat ‘the least of these’ as we would treat the Lord,” Brown added. “So I hope he would reconnect with some of these conservative evangelicals, and they’ll tell him that these are human beings, they’re children of God; they should be treated that way.”

 

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Publication date: March 30, 2017