Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Latino Reverend takes lead on Alabama's anti-immigrant law

Evangelical Leaders Convene in AL to Raise Concerns About State’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Emergency Delegation of Evangelical Leaders Joins Alabama Faith Communities to Shine a Spotlight on Humanitarian Crisis in AL

Birmingham, AL –Alabama's new immigration law has left the immigrant community in crisis: families afraid to leave the house, parents afraid to drive to their jobs, and afraid to send their children to school. The law has set off a moral crisis felt within the state and now across the country.

National Evangelical leaders concerned with the law have organized a delegation to Alabama to assess the impact and to show their support for immigrant families paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. Evangelical leaders will meet with affected communities, local pastors and education officials to learn more about the situation on the ground and create an opening for more dialogue with faith leaders locally.

Since the law went into effect, churches that serve immigrants have been overwhelmed in dealing with the fear and questions in the community, and families have been packing up and leaving the state – including many mixed-immigration-status families and other legal immigrants concerned with the overall climate of hostility in the state. Speakers at Thursday’s press conference will reflect on the fear and upheaval in Alabama and highlight the larger moral burden this law has placed on the state and the federal government, which has failed to address the nation’s broken immigration system.

WHAT: National Evangelical Leader Delegation Responds to the Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in AL

WHO: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Dr. Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University
Rev. Jim Tolle, Senior Pastor, Church on the Way, Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Danny DeLeon, Senior Pastor, Calvary Church, Santa Ana, CA
Rev. Noel Castellanos, President, Christian Community Development Association

WHEN: Thursday, November 10th at 1:30pm

WHERE: Kelly Ingram Park (corner of 16th St N and 6th Ave N)
Birmingham, AL

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