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Russell Moore, Samuel Rodriguez and Other Evangelicals Urge Trump to Protect Immigrants and Families by Extending ‘Temporary Protected Status’ Program

2 November 2017

An evangelical coalition that lobbies for immigration reform has asked the Trump administration to extend the “Temporary Protected Status” program for four nations.

Signatories for the EIT’s letter included Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Shirley V. Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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Evangelicals Urge Trump to Protect Immigrants, Families in ‘Temporary Protected Status’ Program

2 November 2017

By Michael Gryboski

An evangelical coalition that lobbies for immigration reform has asked the Trump administration to extend the “Temporary Protected Status” program for four nations.

Signatories for the EIT’s letter included Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Shirley V. Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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Immigration & the Church with Liz Dong

4 October 2017

By Phil Vischer

Liz Dong is two things that usually don’t go together – an undocumented immigrant AND an evangelical Christian. She’s also a immigrant advocate with World Relief, as well as a member of the Evangelical Immigration Table. Having read a piece she wrote for Time Magazine, we invited Liz to stop by the studio and talk about her life story and the issues involving DACA, immigration and the church. Plus, we pause for a moment to remember Hugh Hefner. Okay – that was long enough.

Read more and listen to this edition of the Phil Vischer Podcast >>

The God whisperers: The most powerful Trump advisers you’ve probably never heard of

21 September 2017

By Jack Jenkins

After President Donald Trump rescinded an Obama-era executive order that offers work permits to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, many religious communities responded with resounding disapproval. In addition to faith-based groups that physically protested the move, a staggering number of faith groups from across the theological spectrum issued statements condemning the decision, arguing it did not reflect a religious call to compassion and describing it as “immoral,” “reprehensible,” or “cruel.”

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Baptists lend hand to ‘Dreamers’

18 September 2017

By Seth Brown

Hispanic Christian communities in North Carolina are pulling together in support of young undocumented immigrants as they deal with uncertainty caused by the Trump administration’s announcement Sept. 5 that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 
Luis Tejera, campus pastor for Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, met the following week with more than two-dozen students and young adults that were shielded from immediate deportation by the Obama-era policy.

Read more from The Biblical Recorder >>

Hope for Dreamers Who Are ‘Victims of a Broken System’

16 September 2017

By Donna Russell

Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only ones divided over what to do about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. 

Evangelical ministers and leaders are also divided, some saying we must protect our borders and citizens while others say Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children, some even as infants, and grew up in the U.S. are victims of a broken system. 

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Casa Blanca: Trump apoya a “Dreamers” pero no habrá “amnistía”, y demócratas exigen el “Dream Act”

15 September 2017

By MARÍA PEÑA

WASHINGTON.- En medio de tensas negociaciones migratorias, la Casa Blanca aseguró este jueves que el presidente Donald Trump apoya una legislación que proteja a los “Dreamers” e incremente la vigilancia fronteriza, pero insistió en que no se trata de una “amnistía”, mientras los demócratas y activistas pro-inmigrantes exigieron  la aprobación del “Dream Act”  para los jóvenes indocumentados.

Read more from La Opinion >>

Why Evangelicals Want Immigration Reform

11 September 2017

By Virginia Postrel

When Donald Trump reversed the Obama-era executive order giving legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, he got pushback from religious leaders. Their response illustrates the ways, expected and unexpected, in which immigrants are changing American Christianity.

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