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Dreamers

Evangelicals are found on either side of the debates about immigration reform. However, the Word of God should inform any views used in this debate. As we look to how to treat Dreamers, we must model the same love as Christ. […] Read More

A majority of U.S. adults favors a pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers,” undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents, according to Gallup survey. […] Read More

The story of Jorge Garcia is heartbreaking. His parents brought him into the U.S. at 10 years old. Just like with my 10-year-old, when the family goes somewhere, he has to come and doesn’t have a choice in the matter. The difference is that our life of privilege and comfort has us going to places […] Read More

John Smyth and Thomas Helwys fled England for Holland at the beginning of the 17th century. Migrating across the English Channel, Smyth and Helwys arrived on the shores of Holland as hopeful immigrants seeking to follow their conscience, practice their faith and discover a new life for them and their families. As Englishmen on foreign […] Read More

Our nation’s immigration system is broken. This is widely agreed, even when little else is. For at least a decade, the outline of a comprehensive fix for our broken immigration system has been relatively clear, but Congress, in its constant state of partisan paralysis, has not been able to muster the votes for it. Many […] Read More

Baptist leaders are encouraging constituents to call their elected representatives on March 1 to urge them to pass legislation that protects “Dreamers” from deportation and provides a path to citizenship. “Baptists don’t have to agree about everything to agree on some things, and surely we can agree that we need to help protect Dreamers. Let’s […] Read More

Baptist Call in Day for Dreamers: Baptists across the U.S. are encouraged to call, email, or write their elected Senators and Representatives on March 1, 2018, in support of passing a “clean” DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act – one that only addresses the status of “Dreamers” (undocumented immigrants brought to the […] Read More

A majority (74 percent) of U.S. Protestants and Catholics support “Dreamers” receiving permanent legal status, according to a Pew Research Center report released on Jan. 19. “Dreamers” are persons brought to the U.S. as minors and who have only known the U.S. as their home. The term derives from a 2011 Congressional proposal – the […] Read More

Immigrants play a central role in the biblical narratives. Abraham – the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam – began his journey of faith as an immigrant dreaming for a better day (Genesis 12-23). After the death of his father, Terah, Abraham had an important decision to make for the future of his family. He […] Read More

A majority (60 percent) of U.S. adults want the government to create a legal avenue for Dreamers (undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children) to remain in the country, according to a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. By comparison, 22 percent oppose a legal means for Dreamers to […] Read More