A final evangelical push for immigration reform

Evangelicals are set to make a final push to pass immigration reform by the end of the year. Click here for more.

The Evangelical Immigration Table’s “Pray4Reform: Gathered Together in Jesus’ Name” campaign running from Oct. 12 through Oct. 20. includes more than 300 events in 40 states where members of the faith are praying for reform. The Evangelical Immigration Table is a coalition of evangelical Christian groups including World Relief, Bread for the World, and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. . . .

William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution thinks Evangelical backing for support for immigration reform is important. Galston reasoned that the mainly Republican group in the House — those most resistant to changes benefiting the undocumented — might also be the most responsive to the Evangelical movement. “If Evangelical leaders walked the halls of Congress and knocked on the doors of Southern Republicans, they won’t be turned away,” Galston said.

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One Comment on “A final evangelical push for immigration reform”

  1. cynthia curran says:

    This is my take, a lot of liberal evangelicals think of Mexicans and Central Americans that they are better in the US than their own country this is true, but I found an interesting ministry of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa that helps the Homeless of Santa Ana. According to the website information Santa Ana has one of the highest homeless populations in the US, because lots of immigrants rent more than one family to a household rents tend to be higher than average for a poorer city and many immigrants are low skilled. True, the homeless population are not all immigrants without papers but the rent is higher there. Santa Ana is over 50 percent foreign born and about 30 percent of the population is in the US illegality. Santa Ana also has lots of places without heating since the rent is high. In fact only 10 percent of Mexicans and Central Americans and Asians are able to leave their country and come here or another country like Canada or Western Europe. Most poor people in Mexico don’t leave, its the remittances money that comes back from the 10 percent. The Mexico government likes the arrangement since they don’t need to tax their more well to do citizens like Carlos Slim to help support their people. The remittances money which is lower today than in 2006 does some of this. Its only 2 percent of the money received back to help people in Mexico or Central America or other countries.


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