Evangelical leaders including pastor and author Max Lucado, and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore, have joined with U.S. Senators to demand that Congress pass a DACA bill to protect Dreamers.
World Relief oversaw a press conference and an open letter signed by a diverse group of evangelicals calling on Congress to help enact a new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy to protect the children of undocumented immigrants.
Addressed to President Donald Trump and Congress, the letter was later published as an ad in The Washington Post and addressed the need to help persecuted Christians, refugees of all faiths, immigrant families waiting reunification, and dreamers.
“Roughly 700,000 young people are poised to lose their right to work lawfully in the U.S., not to mention their dreams of a future in this country—the country they were brought to as children, without choice,” read the letter.
“Our prayer is that these young people would be allowed to continue contributing to our society without fear of deportation.”
Senators James Lankford of Oklahoma, a Republican, and Angus King of Maine, an independent who coalitions with the Democrats, were part of a press conference overseen by World Relief on Wednesday.
“This is a unique moment I think that we’re standing in. That there’s a deadline and a requirement to actually act on some issues related to these individuals,” stated Sen. Lankford at the press conference. “What I am encouraging my colleagues to do is not stop the work.”
Evangelical leaders present at the press conference included Galen Carey, vice president of Government Relations for the National Association of Evangelicals; Shirley Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities; and Jesse Rincones, executive director of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas, among others.
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Source: Christian Post