Here is an excerpt from Bread for the World's statement following the passage of immigration-reform legislation in the Senate.
“We commend the Senate for passing this monumental bill. While reducing poverty may not be the primary goal of most contemporary immigration policy reform efforts, Christ’s compassion for the vulnerable compels us to change our broken immigration system so that people are treated fairly,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “This legislation is far from perfect. But failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform is to perpetuate hunger, so we are pleased that lawmakers have taken this crucial step.”
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