The Common Good

Evangelicals: GOP Tumult Doesn't Doom Immigration Push

Date: June 12, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s political career may be dead, but appeals for him to act on immigration reform remain very much alive.

Mr. Cantor (R., Va.), along with Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.), the chairwoman of the GOP conference, will on Thursday receive a letter from a group of evangelical leaders demanding they act on comprehensive immigration reform...

The Evangelical Immigration Table, a group of 11 religious leaders ranging from White House confidante Jim Wallis, the president of the Christian social justice agency Sojourners, to Russell Moore, the leader of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, had planned to use Mr. Cantor’s widely assumed primary victory as a jumping off point to pressure him to proceed on immigration reform legislation.