Evangelicals Lobby Congress for Immigration Reform

Bill Hybels, Richard Land among church leaders participating in today's day of prayer and lobbying in Washington.

While the majority of Americans favor a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, support is noticeably lower among Republicans.

"The results are yet another reminder that Republican lawmakers face a fractured base," Washington Post reports.

Meanwhile, evangelicals are attempting to demonstrate that they are anything but fractured on the issue of immigration.

The Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) declared April 17 to be the Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform, offering a "unified evangelical voice [to] echo through the halls of Congress proclaiming a biblical vision for immigration reform that respects the rule of law, reunites families and upholds human dignity."

EIT's day of lobbying comes just as the Senate "Gang of Eight" reveals its highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill. The new bill is the most extensiveimmigration reform bill to be proposed since 2008, and is the work of an eight-member, bipartisan group including Sens. Marco ...

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