Evangelical group endorses 'fair' immigration reform

The National Association of Evangelicals
The National Association of Evangelicals has endorsed comprehensive immigration reform, saying new policies should reflect “biblical grace to the stranger.”

“We seek fair and humane treatment for those who are immigrants,” NAE president Leith Anderson told reporters October 8 on Capitol Hill, shortly before testifying with other religious leaders at a Senate subcommittee hearing on faith-based perspectives on immigration reform.

The evangelical recommendations resembled on many points the written testimony submitted to the subcommittee by Church World Service, an agency supported by donations, foundations and members of the National Council of Churches. Faith communities “are rallying behind immigration reform,” said Erol Kekic, CWS program director for immigration and refugees.


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