Here's a good perspective on how this reading of Romans 13 is twisted and perverted:
And here is Stephen Colbert's take on this week's immigration evil:
And finally, lest anybody think that it's just knee-jerk liberal complaining against Sessions' and Sanders' use of Romans 13, here's a post, from a conservative organization in 2009, showing some of the evil history of the abuse of that passage:
For Lutherans, notice that this is particularly a problem for our tradition as Nazi leaders bent some of Luther's writings to lend support to the move that became the holocaust.
The article concludes: "Romans 13:1-7 cannot be made to apply in exactly the same way as it did to Paul's initial audience without grossly twisting its intent. In American law, the people which form the several states are the 'higher powers,' not the Federal government. Of course, in a religious sense, they are to submit themselves to the ultimate "higher power,' which is the risen and exalted Christ (Matthew 28:18; Revelation 11:15). Therefore, as constituents of the political sovereignty they are to be self-governed by God's Law, and are thus bound by Scripture to disobey any laws or statutes that interfere with this submission to the Creator."
I'm sure I wouldn't agree with everything on this site, but in this case, I think they said it well. God's love and God's law DO NOT call for children to be taken from families, for legal asylum applicants being arrested, or for human beings seeking a safe haven from danger to have their situation made worse.