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When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I …

When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God .(Leviticus 19:33-34 NIV)

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    • 1. Abuse of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong http://hklawblog.com/2014/02/19/abuse-of-foreign-domestic-workers-in-hong-kong/ The ill-treatment of foreign domestic workers in Asian and Gulf regions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Dubai has been a longstanding problem http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/19/us-hongkong-maid-protest-idUSBREA0I04I20140119 Beaten and Exploited, Indonesian Maids Are Hong Kong’s ‘Modern-Day Slaves’ http://world.time.com/2014/01/15/beaten-and-exploited-indonesian-maids-are-hong- kongs-modern-day-slaves/
    • 2. How to become citizens of his Kingdom Matthew 25:31-46: 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory,… he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you …For I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was… And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
    • 3. 12 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. Deuteronomy 5:12-15
    • 4. • ‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God .(Leviticus 19:33-34 NIV) 9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt. Exodus 23:9 (NIV)
    • 5. Exodus 22:21 -22. NIV 21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. . Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you … Deuteronomy 16:12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and follow carefully these decrees. Deuteronomy 24:18 Always remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God redeemed you from your slavery. That is why I have given you this command. . Deuteronomy 24:21-22 …what’s left is for the foreigner, the orphan, and the widow. And when you cut the grapes in your vineyard, don’t take every last grape—leave a few for the foreigner, the orphan, and the widow. Don’t ever forget that you were a slave in Egypt. I command you: Do what I’m telling you.
    • 6. Deuteronomy 15:14-15 "You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you. "You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today. Deuteronomy 16:12 And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt: and you shall …
    • 7. https://www.google.com/search?q=imag es+illegal+immigration&rlz=1T4DKUS_en US271US271&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source= univ&sa=X&ei=Lc7rU-65BI_9yQT- 8YHgCw&ved=0CCEQsAQ&biw=1680&bi h=935
    • 8. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 9. Australia
    • 10. Accidents, violent attacks, rapes and kidnappings, death https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 11. Kids cross border alone, fleeing drugs and gangs https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 12. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 13. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 14. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 15. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 16. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 17. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 18. https://www.google.com/search?q=train+of +death+mexico&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ei=8M_rU9OPJ5CdygS1u4L4BQ&v ed=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 19. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/06/immigration.html
    • 20. 92 Million Migrants and Displaced 9 Million Indians 6 Million Nigerians 5 Million Chinese 4 Million Philippines
    • 21. http://www.anunews.net/blog/?cat=389
    • 22. https://www.google.com/search?q=image+globa l+illegal+immigration&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source= univ&sa=X&ei=U9LrU5rJGMmTyASlyoLQAg&ved =0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 23. https://www.google.com/search?q=image+globa l+illegal+immigration&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source= univ&sa=X&ei=U9LrU5rJGMmTyASlyoLQAg&ved =0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 24. https://www.google.com/search?q=image+globa l+illegal+immigration&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source= univ&sa=X&ei=U9LrU5rJGMmTyASlyoLQAg&ved =0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 25. 58,000 illegal immigrants in Australia have arrived by plane
    • 26. Australia 15 Dec 2010 Men, women and their children seeking Asylum from their war-raging countries of Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka where persecution of individuals and groups continue, perish in a Stormy sea.
    • 27. Protesters in Australia
    • 28. https://www.google.com/search?q=image+global+illegal+i mmigration&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=U9Lr U5rJGMmTyASlyoLQAg&ved=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih= 935#q=image++illegal+immigration+malasia&tbm=isch
    • 29. https://www.google.com/search?q=image+Illegal+imm igrants+from+Myanmar+die+in+Thailand&tbm=isch&tb o=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=jNPrU7n2PMmYyASZwYK4 BQ&ved=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
    • 30. On the deck illegal immigration to Israel
    • 31. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/mid dle-east/israel-and-palestine/111211/israel-plans-curb- illegal-immigration-
    • 32. South Africa http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-regional- byo-3445-article- outh+Africa,+Zimbabwe+agrees+on+illegal+immigr ants.html
    • 33. Aliens entering Jordan 1,438,440 Total Population 6,181,000 in 2011 Every 4th person is an alien In the US 11 million aliens Total Population 317 million Every 29th person is an alien
    • 34. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
    • 35. The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions, whom we shall welcome to participate to all of our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the employment. — George Washington, 1783, addressing a group of Irish immigrants
    • 36. We were your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
    • 37. See what can happen in this “land of the free to the tired, the poor, the homeless, the tempest-tost”, the willing, the young, and adventurous Nurse & Prof M.D D.P.M Engineer B.B.A Ensign EngineerFirst lieutenant BS in Accounting
    • 38. Raul Ruiz Congressman from California's 36th congressional district Coachella Valley First Hispanic to receive three graduate degrees from Harvard University (MD from Harvard Medical School, Masters in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Masters in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health). Just months after he was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Ruiz's biological mother died in the coastal Mexican city of Mazatlan. He was adopted while still a baby by his father's sister, Blanca, and her husband, Gilbert Ruiz Adventist Raul Ruiz, son of migrant farm workers See what can happen in this “land of the free to the tired, the poor, the homeless, the tempest-tost”, the willing, the young, and adventurous
    • 39. •Only 16% have ever heard about immigration from their pastor—even though the Scriptures have much to say on the topic •Among white evangelicals who have heard immigration discussed by their pastor, more heard a negative message than a positive •But among white evangelicals who have heard a positive message, only 26.1% see immigrants as a threat, compared to 50.7% of all white evangelicals (Based on analysis of Pew Research Survey data by Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Gordon College) Far above 100 Verses of the Bible speak of strangers, foreigners, yet few hear about it in Church
    • 40. 1.) Become citizens of his Kingdom Matthew 25:31-46: 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory,… he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you …For I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was… And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Some Benefits of Aliens
    • 41. Some Benefits of Aliens “86% of the immigrant population in North America are likely to either be Christians or become Christians. That’s far above the national average… The immigrant population actually presents the greatest hope for Christian renewal in North America… This group that we want to keep out is actually the group that we most need for spiritual transformation… We shouldn’t see this as something that threatens us. We should see this as a wonderful opportunity.”- Dr. Timothy Tennent, Missiologist & President, Asbury Theological Seminary 2.) Church Growth and Christian Renewal Many of Europe’s largest & most vibrant churches are led & comprised of immigrants (European Social Survey)
    • 42. 3.) Good for our Economy – Immigration has a positive impact on the American economy as a whole and on most individual Americans • 44 out of 46 economists surveyed by the Wall Street Journal said that immigration and even illegal immigration, had “been beneficial to the economy” • Immigrants bring some economic costs, but they bring more economic benefits, contributing as – Workers (typically in jobs that complement those done by US citizens – Consumers (immigrants are about 13% of the US population) – Taxpayers (75% of undocumented immigrants pay payroll taxes, according to Social Security Administration, and they contributed $12 billion to Social Security in 2007 alone, though ineligible for benefits) – Creation of Modern Corporations Some Benefits ofAliens
    • 43. 4.) 40 Percent of Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Aliens or Their Children More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Eighteen percent (or 90) of the 500 companies had immigrant founders. The children of immigrants started another 114 companies. The revenue generated by Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants of children of immigrants is greater than the GDP (gross domestic product) of every country in the world outside the U.S., except China and Japan.” These Fortune 500 companies had combined revenues of $4.2 trillion in 2010, $1.7 trillion which from immigrant-founded companies. Many of America’s greatest brands founded by immigrants or their children – Apple, eBay Oracle Intel Home Depot Yahoo! Qualcomm Loews - Marcus Loew, Austria (father), Germany (mother) A 2012 report found immigrants as a whole are more than twice as likely to start a business as someone born in America. With that comes job creation: as of 2011, immigrant-run businesses employed one in 10 American workers. http://www.renewoureconomy.org/sites/all/themes/pnae/img/new-american-fortune-500-june-2011.pdf http://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2011/06/19/40-percent-of-fortune-500-companies-founded-by-immigrants-or-their-children/ Some Benefits ofAliens
    • 44. Some Benefits ofAliens 5.) Immigrants bring cultural values • Compared to US citizens overall, for example, Hispanic immigrants, for example, are – More likely to attend church on a weekly basis • Immigrants are known for a strong work ethic – Immigrants are 12.5% of US population but 15.8% of labor force – 96% of undocumented adult males are employed, much higher than for either US citizens or authorized immigrants • Strong Family Ties
    • 45. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Under 15 15-39 40-64 65 + Hispanic Asian Others Source: William H. Frey California 27% 37% 54% 57% 6. ) Immigrants are Young • Some Benefits ofAliens Sixty-five percent of U.S. Hispanics are Millenials, ages 22 to 35. In 2009, the median age for Hispanics was 27.4 years, compared to 36.8 years for the rest
    • 46. 7. ) Immigrants have Children • Some Benefits ofAliens