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Evangelicals to Trump: Don’t Deport Our Next Generation of Church Leaders

1 September 2017

By Kate Shellnutt

Some Christians fear their pastors, ministry partners, and fellow churchgoers could be deported if President Donald Trump ends federal programs granting legal status to immigrants who came to the United States as children.

 

In response to a threatened September 5 lawsuit by 10 conservative state attorneys general, the President is expected to soon tighten or terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed 800,000 “Dreamers” over the past five years to work and attend school without the threat of deportation.

Read more from Christianity Today >>

Immigrant Advocates for DACA Keep Up the Pressure on Trump

31 August 2017

By Patricia Guadalupe

WASHINGTON — Advocates for young immigrants have been holding a round-the-clock vigil in front of the White House to pressure President Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Known as DACA, it has shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation and has allowed them to work and study legally in the U.S.

Read more at NBC News >>

Baptist leaders ask Trump to protect ‘Dreamers’

31 August 2017

By Seth Brown

Several Southern Baptist leaders are among a group of evangelicals who urged President Donald Trumpand the United States Congress to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents.
 
The Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a coalition of Christian advocates for immigration reform, sent letters to President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Aug. 30, calling for legislative action to support recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), commonly called “Dreamers.”

Read more from The Biblical Recorder >>

 

Immigrant Advocates for DACA Keep Up the Pressure on Trump

31 August 2017

By Patricia Guadalupe

WASHINGTON — Advocates for young immigrants have been holding a round-the-clock vigil in front of the White House to pressure President Donald Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Known as DACA, it has shielded nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation and has allowed them to work and study legally in the U.S.

Read more from NBC News >>

Colorado evangelicals cite Bible as they embrace immigration reform

14 February 2013

Citing a new focus on biblical passages that call for Christians to treat foreigners and strangers well, Colorado evangelicals are turning into a potent force in the push for immigration reform.

Focus on the Family and some of the 200-plus lesser-known evangelical groups and congregations in Colorado have become surprise lobbyers for controversial reforms that include allowing immigrants to remain in the country.

Read more at denverpost.com >>

Conservative evangelical Christians sign on for immigration overhaul pitch

20 February 2013

AUSTIN — After years of silence and even hostility to modifying immigration laws, conservative evangelical Christians have become unlikely allies in pressing for a path to citizenship for those here illegally because, they say, the Bible told them so.

A coalition of religious leaders in Texas and elsewhere, many with strong credentials as social conservatives, is engaging congregations in a coordinated call for Congress and the White House to deal with 11 million illegal immigrants.

Read more at dallasnews.com >>

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