NAE leader steps softly into immigration debate

Leith Anderson supports immigration reform
The president of the National Association of Evangelicals has taken a rare step into the immigration debate, saying that the long waiting period for citizenship must be shortened and that other reforms should be pursued.

“There are inconsistencies and many outdated aspects of immigration laws, and I think they are therefore unjust and unfair,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

The NAE has 79 member denominations and parachurch organizations—one reason Anderson said he is hesitant to make strong statements on immigration. The NAE is drafting a resolution on this issue, and Anderson said the first draft found support at a board meeting in March.

 

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