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Among those attending The meeting has to Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Eusebio Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland Church in Orlando, Florida, Pastor Mike McClenahan, of the Presbyterian Church , Russell Moore, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Coalition Evangelical America, and Jim Wallis. , the White House announced that Biden will speak this week on immigration reform during an act of naturalization of new citizens in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wallis is part of the evangelical coalition that is pushing for reform, and he brings a more progressive voice to the table to balance out conservatives like the Southern Baptist Convention. The D.C.-based writer and activist is connected in the Capitol -- he's one of several spiritual advisers to President Obama.
On Tuesday, the National Immigration Forum kicked off a two-day confab that included 250 leaders from law enforcement, business, and faith groups from more than 26 states to strategize and meet with lawmakers and White House officials. And the pitch that conservatives made was more often than not based on moral reasoning in addition to economics.
El reverendo Adam Taylor, director de campañas y organización de Sojourners/Call To Renewal, una organización interreligiosa pro-inmigrante basada en Washington D.C., afirmó que "estas marchas en defensa de los derechos de los inmigrantes son necesarias porque el actual sistema inmigratorio está quebrado". -
Reverend Adam Taylor, director of campaigns and organizing for Sojourners/Call to Renewal, a pro-immigrant interreligious organization based in Washington DC stated that “these marches in defense of immigrants’ rights are necessary because the current immigration system is broken.”