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U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

posted on July 23, 2014

In The New York Times, Michael Paulson writes, “America’s response to the arrival of tens of thousands of migrant children, many of them fleeing violence and exploitation in Central America, has been symbolized by an angry pushback from citizens and local officials … But around the nation an array of religious leaders are trying to mobilize support for the children, saying the nation can and should welcome them.” This “backlash to the backlash,” Paulson reports, is widespread among faith leaders—including normally conservative evangelicals and Catholics, who consider this a moral crisis, not a political one.

Read at The New York Times