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Bush: ‘Loving eye’ offers help on immigration issue

NASHVILLE (BP) – Viewing human beings with “a loving eye” offers a helpful philosophy in addressing the United States’ “fractured” immigration system, former President George W. Bush said in an online conversation cosponsored Thursday (May 6) by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Refugee advocates commend Biden’s increased goal

WASHINGTON (BP) – Evangelical Christian and other advocates for refugee resettlement applauded President Biden’s increase of this year’s admission cap after objecting to his much lower goal less than three weeks ago.

Send Relief, churches reaching out in love on the border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Olber Roblero lives four miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. He can see the fence from his living room window.

East Texas association offers immigration services

MARSHALL, Texas (BP) – As an associational director of missions, Randy Babin had plenty of responsibilities. He never planned to become an accredited immigration representative. But God placed a burden on his heart to help immigrant families in his area.

Evangelicals await fulfillment of Biden promise on refugees

WASHINGTON (BP) – Evangelical Christian and other advocates for resettling more refugees in the United States are waiting to see if the Biden administration will fulfill its latest commitment following what they described as a disappointing failure by the president.

‘Every day more and more come’ as Southern Baptists minister at Texas border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – With the current migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border worsening by the day, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) churches and disaster relief volunteers are sharing the love of Christ by ministering to the displaced.

Moore, others urge compassion from Biden on unaccompanied children

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined other evangelical Christian leaders in urging President Biden to address the substantial increase in unaccompanied children arriving at the border with Mexico in a compassionate manner that adheres to federal law.

Bill to grant legal status to Dreamers reintroduced

WASHINGTON (BP) – Members of Congress are again seeking to enable undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to earn permanent legal status and, ultimately, citizenship by meeting certain requirements.

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) – Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

Evangelical leaders urge Ivanka Trump to help protect migrant children

Leaders of 16 evangelical organizations signed a letter to President Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump Aug. 24, asking her to leverage her influence in the Trump administration to protect unaccompanied migrant children from the dangers of child trafficking.