Evangelicals Battle Over ‘Biblical’ Immigration

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Though many evangelical leaders have come out in support of immigration reform, not all are on the same page about what that reform looks like

One branch of the evangelical Christian community knows what it wants up next on America’s political agenda: comprehensive immigration reform. Another would prefer what it calls “Biblical immigration.” As Congress turns back to the business of governing ahead of the holidays, the two sides are ramping up their rhetoric–and ...

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Doing Good to the Stranger and the Citizen: Evangelicals Discuss Immigration Reform

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Some evangelical leaders have spoken out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform like the Senate recently passed. Many are quoting the Bible in a way rarely seen with respect to other issues, arguing that legalizing unlawful immigrants is the Christian way to “welcome the stranger.”

This event brings together serious evangelical thinkers to examine these arguments and bring to bear their own views, informed by their faith, concerning immigration.

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Evangelicals For Biblical Immigration and Cultural Flourishing

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Kelly Monroe Kullberg(Courtesy, Kelly Monroe Kullberg)Kelly Monroe Kullberg

The following essay is in response to an opinion piece that appeared in The Christian Post earlier this month entitled, White Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.

There are biblical and prudential reasons for opposing “comprehensive immigration reform,” but your otherwise thoughtful article did not acknowledge them.

I concur with the statistical conclusion of Kellstedt and Hoover, that evangelicals, “white” and ...

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The media play up pro–Gang of 8 Evangelicals — but they’re less than half the story.

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Now that the government is back up and running, advocates of comprehensive immigration reform are ramping up their efforts, with Evangelical Christians taking center stage. The Evangelical Immigration Table has been particularly active, organizing a “Pray4Reform” campaign that (per the National Immigration Forum) has had more than 400 “prayer events and gatherings” in the last fortnight. And on October 21, the group sent a highly publicized letter to members of Congress praising them for their success thus far in moving ...

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