The Common Good

Jim Wallis on Immigration Reform and White House Meeting

Date: March 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2013

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Jim Wallis on Immigration Reform and White House Meeting

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2013—

After meeting with President Barack Obama and other faith leaders to discuss immigration reform Rev. Jim Wallis, the President and CEO of Sojourners, has released the following statement:

The building momentum for immigration reform is proof that it’s still possible to lift up the common good, and not just political ideology, in Washington D.C. The faith community has called for political action on immigration for years and is encouraged to see the leadership the president is taking. President Obama made clear how high a priority immigration reform is for him and the White House and that the involvement of the faith community will be an integral part of ensuring it passes. If the bully pulpit of the White House and the pulpits of the faith community speak to the moral issues at stake in this debate, we can accomplish a genuine, bipartisan solution to fixing our broken immigration system.  I’m leaving the White House today encouraged that it can and will happen.

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Jim Wallis is the president and CEO of Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States focused on the biblical call to social justice. Wallis is also author of the New York Times bestsellers God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It and The Great Awakening: Seven Ways to Change the World, Reviving Faith & Politics. His latest book is Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street. Follow Jim on Twitter at @JimWallis.