The Common Good

Faith Community Strives to Open Minds on Immigration

Date: June 19, 2012

The president issued his policy just three days after 150 evangelical Christian leaders endorsed an overhaul of immigration policy and called for a bipartisan solution that transcends the polarization, name-calling and misrepresentations that have marred the national debate.

“From study of the Bible’s teaching about immigrants to concern for fixing America’s immigration system, evangelicals are saying, ‘This is the time for immigration reform,’” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.