KENNEDY, COLLEAGUES JOIN EVANGELICAL LEADERS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
Today Senators Kennedy, Graham, Salazar, and Menendez and Representatives Gutierrez and Flake joined leading conservative evangelical voices for comprehensive immigration reform. Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference, along with forty other Hispanic evangelicals, issued an "Evangelical Call to Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform."
"There are few issues more basic to our faith than how we treat others- not just our fellow citizens, but immigrants as well. They are our brothers, our sisters, with names, with families, with communities, with rich histories, devotion to faith and with hopes and aspirations for a better life," Senator Kennedy said.
Representatives Gutierrez and Flake have just recently introduced their immigration bill in the House of Representatives. Senators Kennedy, Salazar, and Menendez continue their efforts to negotiate a bill with their colleagues in the Senate. Last year, Kennedy's bipartisan bill passed the Senate and earned the broad support of labor and business, the White House, democrats and republicans, immigration advocates and religious leaders from many different faiths.