June 12, 2012
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly has signed onto a document embracing immigration reform, joining more than 100 evangelical leaders in saying that illegal immigrants should be given an opportunity to become citizens. The coalition will run ads on Christian radio stations in the battleground states of Florida and Colorado encouraging people to welcome immigrants.
A core group of conservative evangelicals--including Southern Baptist Convention leader Richard Land, National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson, and Liberty University Law School Matthew Staver--has been advocating for immigration reform for several years, but the Colorado-based radio ministry Focus on the Family has never before formally joined in. The coalition is releasing an "Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform" Tuesday at a press conference in Washington. The statement--signed by more than 100 evangelical leaders--will then be delivered to the House and Senate.
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