Immigration Reform Lives Through August

ByPhillip Kim

Immigration Reform Lives Through August

Although many thought anti-immigration reformers were going to use August in their favor, it turns out that many more Republicans have become interested in allowing the pathway to citizenship instead. To read more about immigration reform, Jennifer Rubin’s article below:

Immigration reform survives August

One by one, House Republicans are coming forward to say they’d be interested in citizenship via a step-by-step process, even if it is done through a series of bills.

As I have noted several times, evangelical leaders are speaking out and have made an ad buy. Now Catholics are joining in, the New York Times reports:

Catholic bishops and priests from major dioceses across the country will preach a coordinated message next month backing changes in immigration policy, with some using Sunday Masses on Sept. 8 to urge Congressional passage of a legislative overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants.

The decision to embrace political action from the pulpit is part of a broader effort by the Roman Catholic Church and other faith groups that support President Obama’s call for new immigration laws. It includes advertising and phone calls directed at 60 Catholic Republican lawmakers and “prayerful marches” in Congressional districts where the issue has become a divisive topic.

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