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About this ad Evangelicals unveil immigration reform plan

Source: Deseret News
Date: June 13, 2012

A coalition of evangelical activists converged on Washington Tuesday to unveil their plan for immigration reform and to urge Congress, during an election year, to address the issue.

The so-called “Evangelical Immigration Table,” comprised of prominent conservative and liberal evangelicals from across the country, delivered an "Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform" to leadership from the Obama Administration, Senate and House.

Citing a biblical call to protect the stranger living in a foreign land, the statement signed by 140 evangelical leaders urges respect for immigrants’ humanity while obeying the rule of law and providing for national security, the Religion News Service reported.