I read in the news today about the sad status of many children of illegal immigrants. They are now practically people without a country. They have frequently been here since early childhood and never returned to their country of origin. Yet our country, sadly and unwisely, refuses to grant them legal status. (See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10209099.stm). How is this in any way Christian when God clearly instructs us to treat the alien among us as a native-born (see my pages commenting on a previous news article). I urge Congress to join together to immediately pass laws granting paths to legal residency for such people. It is only just, fair and Christian. Anything less is a travesty of justice and downright mean.