Support among evangelicals for immigration reform is growing

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Migrants form a line to receive warm food donated by residents in downtown El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Texas border cities have seen a surge of as many as 5,000 new migrants a day across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.

Migrants form a line to receive warm food donated by residents in downtown El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Texas border cities have seen a surge of as many as 5,000 new migrants a day across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.

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“I’ve told my friend Alejandro, if he’s scared, he can come and stay with us,” a congregant told me recently. Alejandro is an immigrant in the United States unlawfully.

This was the second person at Grace Fellowship Church in Kinston, the evangelical church I pastor, who told me they are willing to take someone in to protect that person from deportation.

My two friends vote on the conservative side of the political spectrum. They are mature, both in

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