Evangelical leaders’ hard push on immigration reform belies divided membership

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  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    April 22, 2013 6:50 a.m.

    This is how bad a job we are doing vetting our immigrants. A caller on (C-Span) Washington Journal just asked the more immigrant advocate: They (the bomber and family) claimed asylum because they were afraid to go home- then he went home for 6 months!..This shows post 9/11 how bad a job we are doing.

  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    April 22, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    Will the DesertNews allow anything to be said about immigrants that isn't glowingly positive?

    Loving kids to debt: Older Americans in trouble for 'helping' children.

    How will more immigrants help?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 20, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    Spanish-speaking congregations are the growth segments of Christian churches in the United States, including the LDS Church.
    For them to endorse this amnesty plan is nothing more than acting in their own best interest.
    They are no different than a union seeking a new source of dues-payers or The Chamber of Commerce wanting to have continued cheap labor.
    To be sure, amnesty would benefit them. But our politicians are SUPPOSED TO act in the best interest of the citizens of the United States.
    But they are tempted to mine a new source of votes. And they are succumbing to the temptation.
    Shame on them. They deserve their dismal approval rating.

  • Superfluous Anaheim, CA
    April 20, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    Meanwhile, Jan Brewer is still waiting for the federal government to keep its promise and SECURE
    the Arizona border.

    But, don't hold your breath: "Come on in everybody, just hide out for awhile and somebody will give you amnesty".

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    "....the pastors, who are part of the Evangelical Immigration Table, or EIT, stopped short of formally endorsing the 844-page Senate bill, saying they would first need time to read it."


    Taking time to actually **read** a bill before commenting on it. Great idea!

    I wish there had been more time **and reading** of the now infamous "Obamacare" monstrosity before it was voted on and became law!

    I suppose it should no longer surprise and disappoint me to find so much of government to be an incomprehensible tangle of bad and/or just plain stupid policy and poor implementation.

    What else could one expect when so little of the mess is the product of really careful and thorough consideration....even when it is actual read!

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 20, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    sg: So are the Natives Americans!

  • sg newhall, CA
    April 20, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    300 pastors, the majority of which are latino. Well, this is the most biased group and of course it favors this amnesty bill...it's all about them and the illegals they believe deserve everything. I am in favor of deporting every single illegal.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    April 20, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    The humanitarian goals of the evangelicals are laudable, however the burden that will be placed on the welfare/social services of our nation if the "new" immigration bill passes will be monolithic.

    I think Rubio's heart is in the right place but I think we need 3-4 yrs. of intensive ENFORCEMENT before any of the citizenry believe this "new" bill will be anything more than another amnesty.