Politico Influence 6/12/12
From today's (6/12/12) Politico Influence:
READING THE TEA LEAVES: Evangelical leaders announced an “Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform” in a press conference this morning to push Congress to address comprehensive immigration reform and a path to legal status and/or citizenship for immigrant families. The news is the addition of the social conservative organization Focus on the Family to the roster of Evangelical groups. Now led by Jim Daly, Focus on the Family has never before taken a position on immigration and its support for this broadening coalition of evangelicals for immigration reform is a high-water mark for its efforts to coalesce moderate and more socially conservative evangelical support. Also at today’s press conference was Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty CommissionPresident Richard Land, National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Andersonand Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners.