ICYMI: Conservative Evangelical Leaders Underscore Urgency for Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 14, 2014 — In an op-ed published this morning on FoxNews.com, influential evangelical leaders Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Mathew Staver challenge those who would delay immigration reform and urge Congress to move forward this year.
“Getting to ‘Yes’ on immigration reform this year is urgent for many reasons. We need a system that restores the rule of law, that secures our borders, that jumpstarts economic growth, and that keeps families — including many within our local churches — from being divided,” write Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Staver, chairman of the Liberty Counsel and Dean of the Liberty University Law School.
“We take our cues from Scripture, which makes clear both that we are to welcome and extend hospitality to immigrants and that we ought to respect and honor the law,” they continue. “Our current immigration quagmire fails on both counts … Across the country, we are praying that Congress will have the courage to do what is right: to get to ‘Yes’ on immigration this year.”
The Evangelical Immigration Table is a broad coalition of evangelical organizations and leaders advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values.