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Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist voices are addressing the U.S. Senate’s current effort to resolve the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.

Senators began yesterday (Feb. 14) moving toward votes on legislation to address the category of undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, as well as other parts of the tangled web of immigration that Congress has failed to address in recent decades. The Senate is expected to make decisions on a series of amendments in an attempt to agree before the Presidents’ Day recess (Feb. 19-23) on a bill that will have the support of 60 senators and thereby overcome an effort to block passage under the chamber’s rules.

The Senate is deliberating as a critical deadline for Dreamers nears. On March 5, a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — which has given about 800,000 people relief from deportation — will expire. If no legislative resolution is achieved by that date, an estimated 1,000 people a day will lose their protection from deportation. Two federal judges — one in New York and another in San Francisco — have temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, however.

 

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Faith Leaders on Immigration: ‘Families Aren’t Chains’

January 30, 2018

Faith leaders are ready to hear the President spell out his plans to fix immigration in his State of the Union speech tonight, but they’re hoping he won’t use the newly popular term “chain migration.”

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition has urged evangelicals to condemn the wording saying “the appropriate term is family unification, not chain migration. By changing the language many obfuscate the human toll of separating families.”

 

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My Take: Time to act on ‘DACA solution’ is now

January 30, 2018

The government shutdown is over and Congress still hasn’t passed a Dream Act. There is a promise from Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, that he will open the floor to debate and voting surrounding a “DACA solution.” Even so, there is no guarantee that the House would take up the bill. Our hope is members of Congress from Michigan will act with compassion and determination for those who are affected by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Christians, we encourage lawmakers to act in a way that is consistent with the message of the Bible.

We write as a pastor of City Life Church, and as a “Dreamer” who works in Immigrant Connection, a low cost immigration legal services office that is a ministry of the church. Our perspective is one we learned from the Bible, that all people — regardless of country of origin — are created in the image of God. Because of that, each person should be treated with respect, love even, and given the opportunity to contribute in God’s good world.

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Senators, find a solution to keep Dreamers here

January 18, 2018

Congressional wrangling and presidential commentary over a “DACA solution” have dominated headlines. In the midst of the news circus, though, we pray that those who represent Hoosiers in Washington will keep their focus on the people directly impacted by the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. As Christians, our faith compels us to urge them to keep working for a solution consistent with biblical values.

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These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi

January 18, 2018

Many evangelicals won’t let partisan divides keep them from rallying for immigration reform, particularly the urgent push for congressional action to allow Dreamers—who entered the US as kids—to remain in America.
Several pastors and members of Trump’s evangelical advisory board met Thursday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who they cheered for her defense of young immigrants fighting for legal status.

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Evangelical organization joins condemnation of Trump’s ‘s***hole countries’ comments

January 16, 2018

US-based humanitarian agency World Relief has joined a chorus of outrage against President Trump’s reported comments about ‘s***hole countries’.
The evangelical relief and development organisation signed a letter written collectively by members of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of leaders and organisations seeking biblical solutions for immigration.

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Why it’s important to publicly shame Pence and others

January 16, 2018

During a service attended by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife on Sunday morning, a pastor in Prince George’s County denounced remarks made by President Trump earlier this week.
“I stand today as your Pastor to vehemently denounce and reject any such characterizations of The nations of Africa and of our brothers and sisters in Haiti,” said Pastor Dr. Maurice Watson of the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

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Continued work for immigration remedy urged

January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and some other evangelical Christian leaders are urging the federal government to continue to work toward a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children in the wake of reported comments by President Trump that have embroiled the effort.

Trump made critical comments — allegedly marked by obscene language — about African countries in a White House meeting Jan. 11 with legislators. The controversial remarks came two days after Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and the other evangelicals had called for Congress to prioritize a remedy for Dreamers, a label that stems from the name of a bill introduced to protect this category of immigrants.

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First in Playbook: EVANGELICAL IMMIGRATION TABLE releases a letter about immigration

January 15, 2018

The EVANGELICAL IMMIGRATION TABLE is releasing a letter: “The Scriptures teach us that each human person— regardless of their country of origin—is made in the image of God, with inherent and infinite dignity. … These biblical values inform our national values as well. The United States was founded upon the conviction that all people are created equal—though, as Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded our country, we have not always lived up to that truth.

Read more from Politico>>

 

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