The Evangelical Immigration Table is a broad coalition of evangelical organizations and leaders advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values, as noted in the Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform.
The National Association of Evangelicals is a key member of the coalition, along with Bread for the World, Christian Community Development Association, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Liberty Counsel, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, National Latino Evangelical Coalition, Sojourners, World Relief and World Vision.
Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform
Our national immigration laws have created a moral, economic and political crisis in America. Initiatives to remedy this crisis have led to polarization and name calling in which opponents have misrepresented each other’s positions as open borders and amnesty versus deportations of millions. This false choice has led to an unacceptable political stalemate at the federal level at a tragic human cost. We urge our nation’s leaders to work together with the American people to pass immigration reform that embodies these key principles and that will make our nation proud. As evangelical Christian leaders, we call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that:
- Respects the God-given dignity of every person
- Protects the unity of the immediate family
- Respects the rule of law
- Guarantees secure national borders
- Ensures fairness to taxpayers
- Establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents