In another thread on General Baptist discussions, (illegals immigrants and the church ) PreachinJesus (supposedly ) quoted Mexdeaf as saying "many of our immigration rules are both archane and prejudicial towards hispanic populations. This is politics thing and I don't want to get too far into it without permission. Suffice to say there is more than meets the eye with current immigration laws." If you look at post 12 of the above link, Mexdeaf said "Sadly a lot of the problems are a result of TERRIBLE immigration laws." He did NOT say the laws are prejudicial towards hispanic populations.! That is the crux of this thread - what is the political implications. I like what Tim said "Don't ask, don't tell" ( unless the church is offering a paid job) It may appear that the US is prejudicial toward's Hispanic, but that is mainly the population below the border. Actually, my political view is: 1. I have no problem who comes into the country - other then criminals, contagious disease, ect. 2. I have no problem if an alien takes a job - even if it takes an "American job" - whatever that is. 3. I do have a problem when a foreign comes into the county, delivers a child, and the baby is an automatic US Citizen. I believe at least on parent should be a US citizen. 4. ANY GOVERNMENT assistance program should NOT be eligible to any non-citizen. Churches and social agcy should be allowed to serve whomever they please. Salty seems like I have a couple of more items, but my brain is gong on an extended Mt Dew break.