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‘God is not an open borders guy’: Fox News pastor claims Trump’s ban on Dreamers is ‘biblical’

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Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, a paid Fox News contributor, asserted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s immigration plan is supported by God, who he said is “not necessarily an open borders guy.”

During an interview with Fox & Friends, Jeffress partially agreed with a group of evangelical pastors who asked Trump to make “Christian compassion” a key part of his immigration reform plan to ban so-called Dreamers. But the Texas pastor also said that God likely disapproved of people who violated U.S. borders.

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“I mean, Jesus said we’re to love our neighbors as ourselves and that our neighbors are not just people like us, but people different than us,” Jeffress said. “But while Christian compassion is one consideration, it’s not the only consideration in the immigration problem. I mean, the Bible also says that God is the one who established nations and its borders.”

“God is not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he is,” he added. “And thirdly, the Bible says God has ordained government to protect its citizens. So when you are talking about a Biblical solution to immigration, yes, we need to talk about compassion, but we need to balance that with government’s real responsibility to protect its citizens.”

According to Jeffress, the pastors were wrong to “lean on the side of compassion and [they] don’t balance it like it should.”

“I think these leaders and the pope are sincere, but they’re sincerely confused about the difference between the church and government,” he argued. “And so I think we need to keep those roles distinct.”

Watch the video below via Media Matters.

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GOP senator schools Trump’s DHS chief for being unable to answer coronavirus questions: ‘Your job is to keep us safe!’

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) grew frustrated with acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf when he couldn't answer some basic questions about the potential for a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

"How many [cases of coronavirus in the United States] are you anticipating?" Kennedy asked Wolf during a Senate hearing.

"We're working with [Health and Human Services] to determine that," Wolf replied.

"How many are you anticipating?" Kennedy asked again.

"We do anticipate the number will grow, I don't have an exact figure for you," he replied.

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Trump’s attack on Sotomayor and Ginsburg backfires as people point out conservative justices’ conflicts of interest

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This Monday, President Trump attacked liberal Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Ruth Bader and demanded that they recuse themselves from any cases that involve him.

“‘Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump,’” Trump tweeted while citing Laura Ingraham of Fox News. “This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to ‘shame’ some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a ‘faker’. Both should recuse themselves on all Trump, or Trump related, matters!”

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If Bloomberg is so rich, why does he steal workers’ wages?

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Michael Bloomberg has been pummeled over the treatment of women at his media and data company. Yet that is not the only blemish on the employment record of Bloomberg L.P. The company also has a serious problem with wage theft.

Violation Tracker lists a total of $70 million in penalties paid by Bloomberg for wage and hour violations, putting it in 32nd place among large corporations. Yet many of the companies higher on the list – such as Walmart, FedEx, and United Parcel Service – employ far more people than the roughly 20,000 at Bloomberg.

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