Immigration Reform News 2014: Religious Leaders Join Together To Pressure Republicans To Pass Reform Bill

Religious leaders are mobilizing in an effort to pressure House Republicans to pass a sweeping immigration reform bill this year or they warn that the GOP will face political consequences in the 2014 midterm elections.

On Wednesday, Roman Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders sent an open letter to House members, emphasizing the urgency around passing an immigration bill. "We can no longer delay fixing the (immigration) system," states the letter, according to NBC News. "Common sense fixes to our immigration policies are long overdue."…

"Even if we have different political sensibilities, we are united around this cause," said Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and a leader of the Evangelical Immigration Table.