Standing with the vulnerable does not need to be an “either/or” choice. Rather than viewing our resources with a scarcity mindset, we can approach the needs of those both within and outside our borders with compassion and creativity. There is room at the table for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, those in the U.S. foster care system, those wounded by systemic injustice and also for immigrants seeking refuge.
When each follower of Jesus uses their unique gifts to promote the wellbeing of our neighbors, we can accomplish more than one goal at a time. We can help our fellow U.S citizens AND have better immigration policies that promote human flourishing for all.