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

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.