Deborah Jian Lee

Deborah Jian Lee is the author of a forthcoming book about progressive evangelicals and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Immigration Advocate Jenny Yang Overcomes Reluctance to Speak Up

by Deborah Jian Lee 06-14-2013
Photo Courtesy RNS.

Jenny Yang, 33, is one of the leading voices behind the Evangelical Immigration Table. Photo Courtesy RNS.

On a recent Sunday morning, Jenny Yang stood beside a giant wooden cross and made a case for immigration reform to members of an evangelical church.

“As Americans, we have a responsibility when the laws are not working for the common good to change them,” she intoned from the pulpit.

The talk was part of a broader, cross-country effort to persuade evangelicals to back the bipartisan immigration bill that’s working its way through Congress.