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ERLC’s Russell Moore responds to White House framework on immigration reform, DACA

January 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2018—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said he is encouraged by the White House framework on immigration reform that would include a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

“I'm pleased to see the White House offer a framework for Dreamers,” Moore said. “I'm especially glad it outlines a path to citizenship. This is a good starting point for Congress to get to work. Our immigration system has been broken for too long, and it's well past time to pass a permanent solution.”

The White House announced a “Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security” on Jan. 25 dealing with four elements: border security, legalization for Dreamers, changes to the family sponsorship programs and changes to the diversity visa program.

The ERLC released a statement of principles on Dreamers, Oct. 5, 2017, signed by more than 50 top evangelical leaders. The ERLC’s statement of principles called for the federal government to secure America’s borders, maintain the integrity of families and provide a pathway to permanent legal status or citizenship for eligible Dreamers.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary for the ERLC. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization and also coordinates marketing and advertising for ERLC events. Elizabeth received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband have one son. Read More by this Author