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Legally Elsewhere: The Unpredictable Due Process Protections Accorded to Arriving Immigrants at America’s Border

Legally Elsewhere: The Unpredictable Due Process Protections Accorded to Arriving Immigrants at America’s Border

At any moment, tens of thousands of arriving immigrants are imprisoned within the United States without constitutional due process protection. Though held in immigration detention centers deep in the United States interior, these individuals—who arrive at America’s border seeking asylum from violence and persecution in their homelands—are viewed as legally outside of the United States for the purposes of due process protection because of a legal doctrine described by scholars as the “entry fiction.”

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Perseverance in Persecution: The Valentine Legacy

Perseverance in Persecution: The Valentine Legacy

Valentine’s story of protection, preservation, and faithfulness to the end should be a poignant reminder for modern Christians. Tolerance does not mean acceptance when it comes at the expense of Scripture and God’s clear commands. Refusing to accept social tyranny will have real consequences — the Christian should not be surprised at this. Finally, the actions of faithful Christians are not limited to their own community. In some cases, such as Valentine’s, they led to the birth of one the most formidable ideological forces in the Western world. This transformation wasn’t merely architected by grand figures in hubs of social power; sometimes, it was guided by a simple bishop in an evil empire who refused to bow to the forces of evil.

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Warning Signs: US Family Policy and China’s Tragic Legacy

Warning Signs: US Family Policy and China’s Tragic Legacy

Though the gruesome history of Chinese family policy sounds unthinkable to Americans, we must be aware of our own trends and fight to protect the dignity of children and families. Our lawmakers, churches, workplaces, and communities need to heed the warnings of a government who tried its hand at playing God and is facing tragic consequences. For the sake of all of us, we must welcome all life.

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Patriotism, Race, and the Credit of Love

Patriotism, Race, and the Credit of Love

These are not easy times for Christian patriots—or perhaps for Christians who would like to be patriots, or who simply wonder about patriotism’s moral credentials. The increasing polarization of American politics, which has been growing for some time but became particularly vitriolic following the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, has replaced many of our familiar political debates with a new, central fault line: the significance of the nation and of national culture.

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