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CCDA and EIT

CCDA

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) has been involved with immigrant and immigraation issues for years. Here is a link to a blog by CCDA President Noel Castellanos that talks about their position.

In the interest of full disclosure: Tim Isaacson is a contract worker for the CCDA mobilizing evangelicals in Georgia for immigration reform.

EIT

The Evangelical Immigration Table is a nationl coalition of evangelical ministries and denominations in support of common sense immigration reform. Here is the EIT's position in their own words:

"Our national immigration laws have created a moral, economic and political crisis in America. Initiatives to remedy this crisis have led to polarization and name calling in which opponents have misrepresented each other’s positions as open borders and amnesty versus deportations of millions. This false choice has led to an unacceptable political stalemate at the federal level at a tragic human cost.

We urge our nation’s leaders to work together with the American people to pass immigration reform that embodies these key principles and that will make our nation proud.

As evangelical Christian leaders, we call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that:

  • Respects the God-given dignity of every person
  • Protects the unity of the immediate family
  • Respects the rule of law
  • Guarantees secure national borders
  • Ensures fairness to taxpayers
  • Establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents
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