Senate, House Introduce Bipartisan Border Solutions

April 26, 2021 ...

“The Bible, as a book shaped by the immigrant experience of God’s people, calls upon Christians to advocate on behalf of those facing human rights violations globally,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “We believe all people are made in the image of God and deserve the opportunity to thrive in a safe and secure environment. The concerning surge at the border …

Improving the Asylum Application Process at the Border

April 21, 2021 ...

In response to this issue, Senator Cornyn and Senator Sinema introduced a bill that strengthens the asylum system and expedites processing in a way that prioritizes service to those most in need while discouraging applications from those who do not have valid asylum claims. In a letter, Walter Kim, NAE president, and Galen Carey, NAE …

How Institutions Can Advance Racial Reconciliation

April 21, 2021 ...

Suddenly, I was a stranger in a strange land. What transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 made millions feel like strangers in a strange land. How could this happen in America? Many factors complicate the assessment of that day, but the challenges of race are involved. We have certainly come a long way …

House Passes Pathway for Dreamers, Farm Workers

March 25, 2021 ...

“Prioritizing care for immigrants and vulnerable populations lies at the very core of biblical and moral values,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “We commend the House’s action to remove party politics from issues affecting the well-being and security of immigrant populations, and we encourage the Senate to do the same as they mark up their own immigration bills.”  The American Dream and …

Protecting Unaccompanied Children at the Border

March 22, 2021 ...

Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, joined with leaders from World Relief, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and various other evangelical institutions to implore President Biden to lead decisively and to ensure that our government respects both the dignity of unaccompanied children and its obligation to …

Dreamers Need Permanent Legal Protections

June 18, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim joined with other members of the Evangelical Immigration Table in advocating Congress to permanently resolve the situation for Dreamers. “We are thankful that, for now, the Supreme Court decision will allow continued protection for Dreamers.  Immigration policy is complex, and some aspects may be controversial. But embracing the Dreamers who have …

Protecting Prisoners, Detainees and Guards from COVID-19

June 1, 2020 ...

A letter to congressional leadership on conditions for prisoners included proposals to: expand eligibility for compassionate release in the federal prison system; use digital programming; increase reentry funding; and discontinue penalizing second-chance entrepreneurs. The NAE also joined with the Evangelical Immigration Table and another group of immigrant advocates in writing the Department of Homeland Security …