Today's policies towards families are even more harsh then those in our past. During the war we created Japanese internment camps. To this day many denounce our actions. What we didn't do was separate families.
Rev. Wright's sermon made it clear although countries and their laws come and go our creator never changes. If our country wants to enjoy God's continued blessing we ought not to be slapping God in the face by picking and choosing which among all the people he created our laws deem worthy. Some may postulate if God didn't want a certain segment around he could easily wipe them off the face of the earth. Some say he did just that often in the past. If it's true-- we better tread lightly. We could be playing with fire.
Then There's This
Since this immigration thing ignited I've come to realize a few things about human nature. There's two sides in varying degrees. In one camp you have people with open minds. The other with closed. Forget about liberals, conservatives, Republicans, Democrats or anything else which seems to divide. There exist only the closed minded and open minded both equally divided. Putting it more plainly. One group consist of acceptance. The other non-acceptance.
There's no amount of intellectual reasoning, emotional appealing or argument over facts that can influence the closed minded. A truly open minded person avoids engaging with such people realizing the futility. Instead focusing on expanding their further understandings. Possibly changing their positions upon gaining further knowledge.
If the human race is to progress it depends on those with open minds. Far too many times throughout the ages people were persecuted if they dare question the status quo. This caused mankind to stagnate sometimes for centuries. Some blame church doctrines or governmental laws at the time. The REAL FAULT lies within the people with closed minds who supported these institutions. Some feared change. Others had selfish reasons. Still others were steeped in ignorance. Whatever their reasoning's human progress became stymied. Most resulted in unnecessary human suffering through imprisonments and wars.
Unfortunately I'm very doubtful any of us has the ability to influence the number of open minded or closed minded individuals living on earth at any given time. Perhaps this lies in the hands of unknown powers far greater then we as to how many will be hard wired one way or the other.