The Common Good

Most Undocumented Immigrants Are Christians From Latin America and Caribbean

Date: May 20, 2013

On May, 8, just one day before the Senate began their first markup of a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) launched "Pray for Reform: 92 Days of Prayer and Action to Pass Immigration Reform."

The effort is a grassroots and digital campaign lobbying evangelical communities in all 50 states and Congress to pass "commonsense" immigration reform.

During the launch of that campaign, president and CEO of Sojourners and left-leaning evangelical leader Jim Wallis warned legislators to avoid tangling immigration reform with same-sex marriage issues, which could threaten bipartisan support for the bill.

"I support equal protection under the law but I think this is the wrong place in the wrong time to try and resolve this contentious issue. This must be a bipartisan bill. Our focus must be on the 11 million undocumented and vulnerable people who this is their time, their chance, this is their moment," said Wallis.