TUCKER - Several Atlanta area evangelical leaders met for a press conference Thursday to highlight the biblical call to "welcome the stranger" and urge Congress to move forward with a vote on immigration reform.
"Immigration reform matters to me because my life has been made so much richer by the immigrants - documented and undocumented -who have come into my life," said Dr. Shawn Duncan, Community Chaplain, EIRO, Tucker "As a pastor I know that immigration reform is consistent with a biblical vision for our society. As an American I know that immigration reform is consistent with the values of justice, equality and freedom that have built this great nation."
Ken Hall, Senior Pastor, Lilburn First Baptist Church, added "Being the pastor of a church with 16 language and cultural congregations, I have seen firsthand how a lack of immigration reform has caused great difficulties, hardships and challenges for both families and churches. Something must be done and it needs to be done quickly."
Several of the ministers featured at the press conference plan to discuss the "moral imperatives" for immigration reform during their Tuesday #Pray4Reform trip to Washington to meet with members of Congress.