The Common Good

Immigration reform: Religious voices add to growing momentum

Date: January 14, 2013

For the first time in recent history, immigration reform is a priority for the White House and Congress, thanks to politics and demographics – the growing Latino vote fueled Democratic electoral successes in 2012. But faith groups say the issue is more than cold calculus, and they are adding their voices to the debate.

Faith organizations such as Interfaith Alliance, Sojourners and the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights work closely with immigration advocacy groups such as the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the National Immigration Forum.

The Rev. Jim Wallis is founder of Sojourners and a backer of immigration reform. Contact through communications associate Carrie Adams, 202-745-4654,