Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bread for the World Applauds Passage of Immigration Bill in Senate

Here is an excerpt from Bread for the World's statement following the passage of immigration-reform legislation in the Senate. 

Bread for the World applauds the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan immigration reform bill (S. 744) today, with a vote tally of 68 to 32. The bill includes significant amendments that will help to decrease hunger.

“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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