The Common Good

Pro-immigration reform group claims ‘sea change’ in favor of legalization among evangelical voters

Date: March 19, 2013

Representatives from the Evangelical Immigration Table, an immigration advocacy coalition, are claiming there has been a “sea change” in favor of immigration reform within the evangelical community.

“I think this issue is unlike issues I’ve sometimes seen before,” Jim Wallis, the president of Christian social justice group Sojourners, said during a Monday conference call with reporters. Sojourners is part of the Evangelical Immigration Table.

“There really is a sea change in the evangelical world on immigration reform,” he said, adding that he believes evangelical support is helping fuel the political movement for immigration reform.