Christian churches call for comprehensive immigration reform

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

Christian Churches Together, an organization of over 40 Christian church groups (Catholic, Orthodox, evangelical and main-line Protestant) last week issued a press release and Statement (full text) calling for comprehensive immigration law reform. The diverse group of Christian religious leaders agreed on the following principles:

  • An earned path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the United States without authorization.
  • The priority of family reunification in any immigration reform.
  • Protecting the integrity of our borders and protecting due process for immigrants and their families.
  • Improving refugee protection laws and asylum laws.
  • Reviewing international economic policies to address the root causes of unauthorized immigration.