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Statement by Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, Regarding President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Statement by Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, Regarding President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

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“The President's forthcoming executive action, although not the preferable delivery mechanism, initiates a re-conciliatory prescription necessary in addressing a defacto humanitarian crisis within our borders: millions of God's children created in his image living in the shadows." “This action takes place because for years our government, under the leadership of both parties, failed miserably as it pertains to immigration. For years, our elected officials sacrificed lives on the altar of political expediency. For years, rhetorical articulation fell short of redemptive action. For years, we as a nation stood by while families experienced separation, children suffered and national unity lay shattered." “As an organization committed to both Christian compassion and the rule of law, we call upon Congress and President Obama to immediately work together in passing legislation that will permanently secure our borders, protect our values and facilitate a platform upon which once again we can shine as a ‘city upon a hill.’ By coming together on immigration we can; better yet, we will shine again.” NHCLC/CONELA is the largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. For additional information, .