Focus on the Family Leader Calls for Immigration Reform
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly on Monday joined over 100 other evangelical leaders who signed a statement calling for immigration reform, saying that most of the country's illegal immigrants should be granted U.S. citizenship.
Daly said the reason he added his name to the star-studded evangelical list is because the issue of immigration is not simply a legal issue, but a family one as well.
"I just felt – along with the board of directors here a Focus, who just met this week so the timing was perfect – that fundamentally all of us were concerned about the family issues related to this issue now," Daly told Christianity Today on Tuesday.
In addition to Daly, others engaged in the issue include Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Max Lucado, Russell Moore, J.D. Greear and Timothy George. Organizations associated with the effort include the National Association of Evangelicals, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and World Relief.
The issue of immigration has been a contentious issue for many years. Advocates on both sides of the issue have become so grounded in their beliefs that hardly any opportunity exists for either side to find common ground.Continue reading at www.christianpost.com