Recently I entered into an online discussion about several mainline Protestant churches that were offering sanctuary to aliens who had entered the US illegally. The responses to my post were civil, but centered around a theme common to Protestant fundamentalism:
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities..." Sounds to me like violating the laws of a nation and crossing their borders illegally falls under that.
You appear to be confusing compassion for aliens with supporting their illegal activities which are very clearly sinful behavior ... I’m sure God is just thrilled that these “aliens” are sinning over and over again just put themselves first regardless of the cost to their soul or this nation’s sovereignty.
As Christians we are to follow man’s laws unless they directly conflict with us being required to deny Christ. This is not even close to that scenario.
Of course I am referring to "law and order" Christianity. As a child, I was clearly taught that sin included the breaking of civil and criminal laws instituted by our government. The call to be a law-abiding citizen is basic to the doctrines of Protestant fundamentalism. And given that one of the major underlying narratives of the Protestant fundamentalist movement is the unique mission and blessing that God has given to the United States of America, it is also one of the primary reasons that Protestant fundamentalists are generally very patriotic.