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Is Immigration Reform Dead? Not If Evangelicals Can Do Anything About It

posted on July 18, 2013

At The Atlantic, Michael Wear, formerly part of Obama’s faith team, examines the evangelical push for immigration reform. Evangelicals, who make up about one-quarter of the American population, find themselves aligning with Democrats on immigration reform, nudging their GOP allies into action, according to Wear. “At a time when many believe the influence of faith is waning in American life, the White House’s top second-term legislative priorities — immigration reform, gun control, climate-change legislation, nuclear non-proliferation — all depend on an active religious lobby,” Wear writes. “On immigration progressives and Democratic strategists embrace, to a striking degree, the central role evangelicals will have to play in any successful attempt at reform.”

Read at The Atlantic