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Politico on ‘Bibles, Badges and Business’; Washington Times Publishes Compelling Faith Op-Ed

Press Release, February 06, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Across America, faith, law enforcement and business leaders have forged a new consensus in support of broad, bipartisan immigration reform. In an article today, Politico captured the momentum these “Bibles, Badges and Business” leaders bring to the debate.

The article notes that the work of these groups “have dramatically changed the dynamics of the debate, so much so that Republicans anxious to vote yes on a deal might have the political cover to do it.” It also highlights the Evangelical Immigration Table’s “I Was a Stranger” immigration prayer challenge.

Meanwhile, evangelical leader Mathew Staver penned an opinion piece that appeared Tuesday in the Washington Times — just in time for the first immigration hearing in the new Congress. Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel and chief counsel of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, argues persuasively for broad immigration reform that includes “appropriate penalties, waiting periods, background checks, evidence of moral character and a commitment to full participation in American society through learning English.

“Yet for our hardworking, undocumented neighbors who aspire to be fully American, it must end with citizenship — not a permanent second-class status,” Staver continues.

As the president and Congress continue their intense focus on creating a better immigration process in 2013, faith, law enforcement and business leaders will continue to exert pressure for commonsense, broad reform that honors American values and strengthens our economy and communities. 

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