The Common Good

Evangelical leaders unite for immigration reform

Date: June 6, 2013

In an unprecedented show of unity, 170 evangelical leaders across the nation have partnered in a push for immigration reform legislation by the end of the summer.

Their coalition, Evangelical Immigration Table, is inviting churches, organizations and individuals to join their efforts toward immigration legislation that upholds human dignity, family unity, rule of law, secure borders, taxpayer fairness, and the real surprise, a path towards citizenship.

Immigration reform will affect Lake Norman because of the recent growth of the Latino population. Census data shows the number of Hispanics living in Huntersville, Cornelius and Mooresville doubled between 2000 and 2010.

Many area churches now offer Spanish or bilingual services, including St. Mark Catholic, St. Therese Catholic and First Baptist Huntersville.