Likewise with Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform:
UPDATE: Richard Lugar, FAIR, Center for Immigration Studies, Casa de Maryland, and Frank Sharry's America's Voice all support TPS, with Dick Lugar saying:
"It is in the foreign policy interest of the United...
... Immigration Network Mark Franken
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Allison Johnson
Church World Service Jen Smyers
Esperanza USA Mary Clark
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society/Interfaith Immigration Coalition Mark Hetfield
Interfaith Worker Justice Kristin Kumpf
Jesuit Refugee Service Shaina Aber
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services Leslie Velez
Mennonite Central Committee Tammy...
... illegal immigration supporting Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (headed up by Jim Wallis) held a press conference where they stated their opposition to Hazleton, Pennsylvania mayor Lou Barletta.
It was probably what you'd suspect, and their press release had more of the same:
..."They need to stop using rhetoric that demonizes immigrants and make an effort to respect all people,...
... Kupfer - head of The Sojourners' Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform - offers a sympathetic post (blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/08/sanctuary-movement-activist-ar.html) and links to their magazine, which features her on the cover (sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0709&article=070910a). And, Atrios says (atrios.blogspot.com/2007_08_19_archive.html#...
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a new group headed up by Jim Wallis, and they're wrong. In order to promote legalization for all as well as a "guest" worker program, they'll be conducting an ad campaign, letter writing effort, and most likely advocating from the pulpit.
First, they're selectively quoting the Bible; see the links here. Second, what they support will make things...