The Common Good

Group Pushes Rare Moment to Solve Immigration Issue

Source: CBN News
Date: December 5, 2012

Pastors, police, and business people from 26 states came to the nation's capitol this week, saying that right now is a rare moment when reforming immigration can be a win-win for all sides.

Political analysts have made it clear former presidential candidate Mitt Romney could have been elected if he hadn't lost so many Hispanic votes.

Faith, law enforcement, and business leaders, who are gathered in Washington this Tuesday and Wednesday, insist Republicans couldn't reach Hispanics because they frightened and angered them about immigration.

Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of the evangelical Sojourners Magazine said America is sending conflicting messages to immigrants.

"[There are] two signs up at the border: One says, 'No trespass,' the other says, 'Help Wanted,'" he said.

"In between these signs, 11 million vulnerable people have gotten stuck," he continued. "Both parties have failed, Democrats and Republicans, with a broken, dysfunctional and morally corrupt system."