In this corner:

  • Sponsor Republican Rep. Micky Hammon told legislators that the new Alabama immigration bill “attacks every aspect of an illegal alien’s life.  This bill is designed to make it difficult for them to live here so they will deport themselves,” according to news accounts.

And in the other corner:

  • You shall not oppress a foreigner. You know the heart of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.  (Exodus 22:21)


  • And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.  (Leviticus 19:33-34)


  • You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 24:22)