Several evangelical leaders gathered in Springfield Monday afternoon to discuss immigration reform. The group shared their plans to meet with members of Congress in order to voice support for the reform issue.
Several members of the Clark County Latino community gathered at the Iglesia Espana Emanuel Church to hear the evangelical leaders frame the need for immigration reform.
Dr. William Brown of Cedarville University, a conservative institute of higher learning, says he backs reform.
Immigration reform might be dead in Washington for now, but some local advocates are still on the case. One of those is long-time conservative activist and teacher Carl Ruby. He’s part of a new initiative called Welcome Springfield—a takeoff on Welcome Dayton—to work on making Springfield a more appealing place for immigrants.
Conservative leaders from Ohio are headed to Washington this week to lobby for immigration reform in a collaboration between businesses, evangelicals, and law enforcement. Twenty Ohio leaders are among the hundreds who have meetings set with House Republicans Tuesday. While the Senate passed a comprehensive bill earlier this year, the House has yet to bring a bill to the floor.
With Congress in recess and many congressmen returning to their home districts, activist groups are taking steps to get their attention. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports on one groups efforts.
Hoping to get the attention of Congressman Michael Turner of Ohio’s 10th district - The Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform Network held a roundtable disccusion that featured local faith leaders, law enforcement, and members of the business community.