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FIRST-PERSON: Evangelicals believe dreamers deserve dignity and concern

President Biden’s visit to the border this week highlights our nation’s broken and outdated immigration system. As the New York Times reported, in the 12 months leading up to October 2022, the Border Patrol encountered 1.7 million migrants trying to cross illegally, the highest number since 1960. Its reform should be a priority on both sides of the aisle. We need authentic leadership, the kind that seeks solutions over soundbites, which has been vanishingly rare in our nation’s capital these days.

Congress again appears to fail to provide solution for Dreamers

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Congress apparently will once again adjourn without adopting a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Nunca lo había visto así”: Las iglesias de El Paso continúan su ministerio en medio de multitudes de migrantes

EL PASO, Texas (BP) - Los bautistas del sur se están uniendo a otros grupos para responder a las grandes cantidades de migrantes que pueden convertirse rápida y fácilmente en una crisis humanitaria.

‘Never seen it like this’: El Paso churches continue ministry amid crowds of migrants

EL PASO, Texas (BP) – Southern Baptists are joining other groups here to respond to large numbers of migrants that can quickly and easily spiral into a humanitarian crisis.

ERLC again urges Congress to act for Dreamers

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has again called for Congress to provide a long-term solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children after another court ruling against a program that prevents their deportation.

Biden renews refugee cap of 125,000 after falling far short

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Biden again has set a refugee resettlement ceiling of 125,000 for the next year despite an expectation this year’s admissions will fall 100,000 short of that goal.

American evangelicals want balanced approach to immigration

NASHVILLE (BP) – Substantial majorities of evangelicals in the United States say they want an immigration solution that both secures the border and values those already in the country.

ERLC, others promote way for Afghans to gain permanent status

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined other evangelical Christian organizations on the occasion of the first anniversary of Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban in calling on Congress to enable Afghans evacuated to the United States to seek permanent residency.

FIRST-PERSON: 3 reasons why people migrate despite difficulties and uncertainty

The Biden administration recently announced that it plans to terminate Title 42, a pandemic-era rule that closed the United States’ borders to asylum seekers and others, on May 23.

Refugee crisis calls for more U.S. help, panel says

NASHVILLE (BP) – The unmatched, global refugee crisis calls for the United States to increase its support for the tens of millions of people who have fled their homes because of religious persecution and other causes, a bipartisan commission says.