NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Calls for Continued Effort toward Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Rodriguez, who has personally met with Trump and advocated for him to “build a bridge, not a wall,” as opined in a July editorial in TIME, spoke with the presidential nominee Monday morning regarding the issue of immigration.
“I appreciate Mr. Trump’s open-mindedness to finding solutions. In my conversation with him this week, Mr. Trump was clearly open to criticism, and was not defensive,” Rodriguez said. “Despite the disheartening policy Mr. Trump announced tonight, the NHCLC will continue to reach out to both candidates specifically on issues that are important to the Evangelical Latino Community, including life, family, religious liberty, education and immigration reform.”
NHCLC is the largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals worldwide. Today, the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) released results from a national online survey, which cited the NHCLC as one of the only credible conservative Hispanic organizations in the United States.
“We appreciate the vote of confidence by those surveyed by NiLP,” Rodriguez said.
Seeking to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism, the NHCLC emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.