Moving Immigration Reform Forward

March 20, 2014 ...

Last June the Senate passed an immigration reform bill on a bipartisan, 68-32 vote. In the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee has passed five immigration bills, with several others still in development, each addressing a particular aspect of immigration reform. These need to be brought to the House floor for debate and passage. House leadership …

Are You the People That Help Immigrants?

March 20, 2014 ...

Szmara said, “In that moment I was both humbled and convicted. I was humbled that our small church had such a reputation. Yet I was convicted that it was only very recently that I could answer ‘yes’ to the burning question of this young immigrant who came to me.” “I have lived overseas, and there …

Immigration

December 21, 2013 ...

While a nearby technical college offered ESL classes, there weren’t conversational classes available to immigrants in our community, so that is where Elmbrook Church started. Church volunteers got to know immigrants and their stories, and immigrants were able to practice their English skills. In four years, our services to immigrants have grown: We now offer …

Human Rights

December 21, 2012 ...

The changing demographics of the United States and its impact on politics present stark realities to both parties. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner spoke out quickly after the November election to support comprehensive measures, but it will take concerted leadership from President Obama to work out a bipartisan solution. Immigration …

Hopes for the Administration

December 1, 2012 ...

“Evangelical leaders really want to believe that politicians can come together to resolve our fiscal problems,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “It will take political courage from the President and members of Congress to reduce the deficit while protecting our most vulnerable citizens. We pray that they will get …

Open Letter on Immigration Reform

November 13, 2012 ...

Dear President Obama, Congratulations to you and your campaign team on your victory. Our nation faces many great challenges and opportunities. We pray that God will lead and guide your steps and provide you with wisdom during the years ahead. As evangelical leaders, we live every day with the reality that our immigration system doesn’t …