--Interfaith Statement for Humane Immigration Reform, 2008
The Hebrew Bible tells us: "The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt (Lev 19:33-34)."
In the New Testament, Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger, for just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40).
The Qur'an tells us that we should “serve God…and do good to…orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer that you meet, and those who have nothing (4:36).”
The Hindu scripture Taitiriya Upanishad tells us: “The guest is a representative of God (1.11.2)”