Support Faith-Based Immigration Reform
It’s time for Congress to act. The lives of women and children are in the balance. The partisan bickering and unwillingness to compromise have allowed the immigration issue to remain unresolved for too long. We can see the effects of Congress not acting to solve the immigration issue by the human suffering we are witnessing at our borders and within our country.
As a faith-based community, we have a responsibility to assist those in need, including our undocumented immigrants at our border with Mexico. Pastors and faith leaders must have a voice and place in addressing the immigration issue.
The time has come for sound and practical immigration reform to help those who are already in our country. We are to deal humanely with those who are in our country.
Recall the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: "Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
We are to also have compassion for those who are outside of our border and offer aide when possible.
We are asking Congress to join with faith leaders to address the immigration issue in a humane way. It is time for both parties to put aside the power struggle and solve the immigration issue for the sake of our safety and security and for all involved. We urge you to sign our petition today and ask Congress to embrace a united effort to pass sensible and humane immigration policies.
We, the undersigned, believe that it is crucial to pursue practical and humane immigration reform. We support the following:
- Support the federal government’s role in securing our border by building a barrier.
- Keep our borders secure
- Implement sound immigration reform
- Involve the faith-based community to help at the border
- Increase faith-based humanitarian efforts to help meet the needs of the caravan at the border
- Provide a path to citizenship for qualified immigrants in our country