The Common Good

"Bibles, Badges and Business" Converge for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Representatives from national religious organizations, law enforcement and commerce ("Bibles, Badges and Business") spoke eloquently about the urgency to enact CIR and offered common-sense wisdom that acknowledged just how surreal our immigration policies have become.  As Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners -- "a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice" -- remarked, our system causes people to be "stuck between 'No Trespass' and 'Help Wanted' signs."

ForgingConsensus.org also arranged a full day of visits to Republican and Democratic lawmakers and their staffs.  I joined a group that included Mark Shurtleff, Utah's Republican Attorney General, Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Robert Gittelson, a business executive and founder of Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.