Professor Randall Balmer on child immigrants

"The masses huddled at our southern border represent a humanitarian crisis as well as a formidable political conundrum, especially during a time of partisan rancor, a hobbled president and a dysfunctional Congress. Should these youthful immigrants be considered intruders or refugees? Will massive deportation solve the crisis and discourage others from attempting such a hazardous and uncertain journey? Is a return to violence and gang-infested nations akin to turning away Jewish refugees from the horrors of Nazi Germany? Finally, and most fundamentally, are Americans prepared to welcome foreigners at our southern borders as the Israelites were enjoined to welcome strangers and as Jesus called on his followers to show hospitality to 'the least of these'?" comments Professor Randall Balmer in his opinion piece in the Sunday, August 3, Valley News.