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Vincent D. Rougeau

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188097

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.001.0001

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Fear of the Other

Fear of the Other

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(p.133) 5 Fear of the Other
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Christians in the American Empire
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Vincent D. Rougeau

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0006

This chapter discusses the issue of immigration and immigration legislation. It argues that the current tone of the immigration debate should be a cause of deep distress for Christians and perhaps even, a time for mourning. Christians should lament the economic and political structures in the United States that have so easily turned vulnerable human beings into instruments of economic gain, cheap political rhetoric, and nativist hate.

Keywords:   immigration law, illegal immigrants, Christians, immigration, United States

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