President Trump’s faith adviser Paula White said this week that Jesus would have been sinful and “would not have been our Messiah” if he had broken immigration laws.
White, who recently toured an immigrant detention center in Virginia, said during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Monday that there was a difference between the immigrants being detained for illegally entering the U.S. and Jesus being a refugee in Egypt.
The Gospel of Matthew describes Jesus and his parents Mary and Joseph fleeing to Egypt shortly after Jesus’s birth to escape King Herod, who sought to kill the infant.
“I think so many people have taken biblical scriptures out of context on this, to say stuff like, ‘Well, Jesus was a refugee,’ ” White told CBN. “And yes, he did live in Egypt for 3 1/2 years. But it was not illegal. If he had broke the law then he would have been sinful and he would not have been our Messiah.”
White also said during the interview that the trip to the detention center “100 percent” solidified her views on stricter border control.
She told CBN News she recognized how falsely these centers are being narrated in the news.
“The center was amazing,” White said. “Not just three square meals, psychiatric care, clinician, medical care, chapel, events, schooling, language, and love.”
White said this experience was life-changing.
She said after the children arrived, they were assessed and then were given a debt assessment.
White says that is the amount of money the unaccompanied child is in debt to the smugglers who brought them over the border illegally.
“In this particular center, all of the children, had a debt upon them of $3,000, to $7,000, and upwards of $10,000,” said White. “These were unaccompanied minors.”
She said,” If we are going to be compassionate. We have to have stricter border security and laws.”
White says these children are being trafficked.
White is one of several evangelical leaders who regularly meet with Trump. She has been a friend and counselor to him for more than 16 years.
Trump administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have used the Bible to defend the administration’s since-ended zero tolerance policy of separating detained immigrant families at the border.
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” Sessions said during a speech last month. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said last month that it is “very biblical to enforce the law” when defending the administration’s immigration policies.
Meanwhile, it was discovered Mexican cartels are using illegal aliens to carry out targeted assassinations on US soil.
As we reported, an illegal alien man arrested in Florida for trying to stab a woman during a home invasion says he was given orders to steal to help repay a debt he owed to smugglers who got him into the U.S., according to a police report.
The 32-year-old claimed to have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Guatemala and was still in custody Tuesday at the Lake County Jail on an ICE detainer following the weekend incident in Mascotte, west of Orlando, records showed.
“The traffickers armed him with two knives and told him that if things did not go as planned, he was to either run out of the house or take someone’s life to ensure he carries out the mission,” a police report stated.
Mascotte Chief of Police Eric Pedersen said he was informed by the Border Patrol Tuesday morning that the name the suspect gave investigators, Samuel Hernandez, was false, and that he could be facing more charges. He has already been charged with attempted murder and home invasion robbery carrying a deadly weapon, amongst other allegations, and his bond has been set at $330,000.
Following his arrest, police say the man, in Spanish, told officers that he entered the U.S. with 15 other blindfolded men to “pursue a better life.”
“He met some male individuals in Mexico who offered to smuggle him into the country for 10,000 Mexican pesos [$522],” the police report quoted the suspect as stating. “The individuals told him that if he did not have the money that he can work for them in lieu of paying the money. He was told it was a secured job in the United States but was not given any details regarding the type of work.”
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
July 11th, 2018