Hundreds of thousands of children have been brought into the United States illegally. Many of these have only ever known the U.S. as their home. They have been educated here and may work here, as well. In 2012, President Obama established a policy entitled “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” in an attempt to provide a pathway to citizenship for these young people. “The DACA order as policy is actually reprehensible because it left all the Dreamers it supposedly sought to help in complete legal limbo for American citizenship. As President Obama structured it, the order was neither a legislative policy nor a legally binding Executive Order. It was and is unconstitutional. The Dreamers were given a promise with no legal means for their legitimacy to actually be secured… It’s time to provide a clear and reachable pathway to US citizenship, while at the same time denying citizenship to criminals who remain a threat to our land and people.”1
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” (Zechariah 7:9-10; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. It’s worse for children brought here illegally. Ask God for His wisdom to find a citizenship solution for the millions of Dreamers who were brought here illegally, have committed no crimes, and who consider the United States their only home.
- Declare that politicians would stop using the Dreamers for their political advantage and find a nonpartisan solution to this problem.
- Intercede for the hearts and emotions of the immigrants seeking citizenship in America. Pray for the salvation of those who do not yet know Jesus.
- Pray that God would provide a solution to illegal immigration through our borders. Legal immigration is usually a blessing for the immigrants and for the nation’s economy.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, our governing authorities need Your help with immigration, especially for the children brought here illegally. Some of them have only ever known the U. S. as their home. They have no homes to return to in their nations of origin. They are stuck in the middle without a country. Politicians who have tried to help them have made the situation worse! This takes a God-strategy! I decree that politicians would stop using the DREAMers for their political advantage. These are real people with real lives and real emotions and real problems. Grant our nation solutions that keep our citizens safe and our borders secure, as well. Wisdom, Jesus. Amen.
I decree God-designed immigration solutions will come into being!
1 Read the entire prayer article on DACA by Jon Hamill here.