By that same standard, weren't many of our ancestors also illegals? Oh wait, what this country did was perfectly legal and divinely justified according to Manifest Destiny.
Besides, the Israelites were given their land not because they were so righteous, but because of the sin of the people occupying the land (Deuteronomy 9:4-5).
Also, if recently arrived foreigners believe in God, then why do they in large numbers appear to support those who oppose God?
Good question, but see above. Even King David committed some horrible sins, but Israel remained God's people.
In fact, if you would search the bible you would find that God has a history of using the more actively wicked to punish sinners.
That was true in Old Testament times, but now, as recorded in II Peter 3:9, "God wants no one to perish, but all to repent." That includes, you, me, and all of those whom you describe above.
So are you representing that the Pilgrims, for example, willfully and knowingly broke the new host country’s rules against immigration?
“Even King David committed some horrible sins” - so are you asserting therefore that it is “OK” to willfully commit sins - after all, since God will likewise wink at willful lawbreakers?!!!
You say my question is a good one. But your answer doesn’t match up.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
The Lord shall judge his people.