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Evangelicals to Push Immigration Path
They’ve been mostly silent until now, but evangelical Christians are coming out publicly in support of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, making the case that immigration reform is a Biblical issue.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a group of 300 evangelical leaders will gather next week in Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers on the divisive issue as negotiations in the Senate inch closer to producing a bipartisan reform bill.
“Republican lawmakers take guidance from evangelical America on social policy issues,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “That evangelicals have taken on immigration bodes well for passage of comprehensive reform.”
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