However, when it comes to the treatment of asylum seekers today there is no defense of our actions and no mitigation of our sin. Here we sit in one of the safest, richest and emptiest countries on the planet and virtually alone amongst 'peer' nations we are uniquely evil in our treatment of those escaping the worst nations on earth. We close our borders to those trying to get here, if we catch them we put them in lifeboats and tow them out to sea, if they make it here we deport them to third world nations to linger for years in virtual exile and if by some chance they do stay on our shores they are still kept in a legal limbo where their long term status is unknown and me ensure they are locked in desperate poverty.
In short, our treatment of those seeking to find safety on our shores is evil, and those who support it sinners. It is that simple.