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Top evangelical leaders and pastors from all 50 states

urge action to help vulnerable immigrants.


Dear President Trump and Members of Congress,

As Christian leaders, we have a commitment to caring for the vulnerable in our churches while also supporting just, compassionate and
welcoming policies toward refugees and other immigrants. The Bible speaks clearly and repeatedly to God’s love and concern for the vulnerable,
and also challenges us to think beyond our nationality, ethnicity or religion when loving our neighbor.

We are committed to praying for you, our elected leaders, just as Scripture mandates (1 Timothy 2:1-2). In particular, we pray that you will not
forget the following people as you craft our nation’s laws and policies:

Dreamers. Roughly 700,000 young people are poised to lose their right to work lawfully in the U.S., not to mention their dreams of a future
in this country—the country they were brought to as children, without choice. Our prayer is that these young people would be allowed to
continue contributing to our society without fear of deportation.

Refugees. We are troubled by the dramatic reduction in arrivals of refugees to To stand with refugees and
the United States, which declined from 96,874 in 2016 to just 33,368 in 2017.
Based on arrivals so far in this fiscal year, the United States is on track to admit
immigrants, add your name to
the lowest number of refugees since the formalization of the U.S. Refugee the hundreds of others who
Resettlement Program in 1980. This, at a time when there are more refugees in
the world than ever before in recorded history. Our prayer is that the U.S. would
have already signed on at
continue to be a beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution. worldrelief.org/sign-on-letter.

Persecuted Christians. Refugees of all faiths and nationalities deserve our welcome, for they (like all human beings) are made in the image
of God. We are particularly aware, though, of the Christian refugees and other minorities facing persecution in countries like Iraq, Iran and
Syria. Admission of Christian refugees to the U.S. from these three countries has declined by 60%. We pray that those facing religious
persecution would be protected overseas as well as in the U.S.

Families Waiting for Reunification. God ordained the family as the cornerstone of society, and we believe that our country is stronger
when our citizens can be quickly reunited with their close family members. For some U.S. citizens, the waiting period can be years or even
decades. We pray you will respect the unity of the family.

We are mindful of the difficulty of serving in public office and are grateful for your service. We ask that God would grant you wisdom and
courage as you confront these and various other complex policy issues in the days and months ahead.

Sincerely,

Leith Anderson Chad Bruegman John Jenkins Clint Pressley


National Association of Evangelicals Red Rocks Church First Baptist Church of Glenarden Hickory Grove Baptist Church

Beth Moore Noel Castellanos Joe Johns Gus Reyes


Living Proof Ministries Christian Community Development Association Fellowship Missionary Church Christian Life Commission, Texas Baptists

Russell Moore Joseph Castleberry Tim Johnson John Riley


Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Northwest University Life Center Foursquare Church Whittier Area Community Church

Matthew Chandler Rob Cattalani Tyler Johnson Jesse Rincones


The Village Church Browncroft Community Church Redemption Church Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas

Andy Crouch Eugene Cho Paul Kim George Robertson


Author & Speaker Quest Church Redeemer Presbyterian Church - San Diego Second Presbyterian Church

Max Lucado Shane Claiborne Josh Kouri Stewart Ruch


Oak Hills Church Red Letter Christians Frontline Church Anglican Church in North America

Samuel Rodriguez Eric Costanzo Duke Kwon Philip Ryken


National Hispanic Christian Leadership South Tulsa Baptist Church Grace Meridian Hill Wheaton College
Conference
Alan Cureton Jo Anne Lyon Brenda Salter McNeil
Bill & Lynne Hybels University of Northwestern - St. Paul The Wesleyan Church Quest Church
Willow Creek Community Church
Dharius Daniels Marc Maillefer Jo Saxton
Gabriel Salguero Change Church Door Creek Church Author & Speaker
National Latino Evangelical Coalition
Wilfredo de Jesus Kevin Maloney Peter Scazzero
Scott Sauls New Life Covenant Church Grace Road Church Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Christ Presbyterian Church
Chris Dolson Michael McClenahan Harold Smith
Ed Stetzer Blackhawk Church Solana Beach Presbyterian Church Christianity Today
Wheaton College
Scott Dudley Rick McKinley Keith Stewart
Kenton & Laurie Beshore Bellevue Presbyterian Church Imago Dei Community Springcreek Church
Mariners Church
Matt Erickson James Merritt Warren H. Stewart, Sr.
Jen Hatmaker Eastbrook Church Cross Pointe Church First Institutional Baptist Church
Austin New Church
Dave Ferguson Jon Middendorf Walter Strickland
Shirley Hoogstra Community Christian Church OKC First Church of the Nazarene Southern Baptist Convention
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Micah Fries Stephen Montgomery Steven Timmermans
Cal & Lisa Jernigan Brainerd Baptist Church Idlewild Presbyterian Church Christian Reformed Church in North America
Central Christian Church
Mike Goldsworthy Steve Moore Pasqual Urrabazo
Karen Swallow Prior Parkcrest Christian Church nexleader International Church of Las Vegas en Español
Professor of English, Liberty University
Lance Hahn Latasha Morrison Sandra Van Opstal
Ann Voskamp Bridgeway Christian Church Be the Bridge Grace and Peace Community
We Welcome Refugees
Ron Hamilton Richard Mouw Gary Walter
Jud Wilhite Conservative Congregational Christian Fuller Theological Seminary Evangelical Covenant Church
Central Church Conference
Shirley Mullen Michael Wear
Bryant Wright Matt & Roxanne Hammett Houghton College Public Square Strategies
Johnson Ferry Baptist Flood Church
Rich Nathan Jason Webb
Thabiti Anyabwile Alec Hill Vineyard Columbus Elmbrook Church
Anacostia River Church Author & Speaker
Carl Nelson Craig Willford
Jay Barnes Brad Hoffmann Transform Minnesota Multnomah University
Bethel University Cool Spring Baptist Church
Tsh Oxenreider Joe Wittwer
Peter Barnes Cole Huffman Author & Speaker Life Center Foursquare Church
First Presbyterian Church First Evangelical Church
Suzii Paynter Jay Wolf
Stephan Bauman Hyepin Im Cooperative Baptist Fellowship First Baptist Church
Author, Seeking Refuge Faith and Community Empowerment (formerly
Korean Churches for Community Development) Dennae Pierre Dave Swaim
William R Bohline Surge Network Highrock Covenant Church
Hosanna! Lutheran Church Kent Ingle
Southeastern University Vance Pitman Ron Zappia
Carol Bremer-Bennett Hope Church Highpoint Church
World Renew Dean Inserra
City Church Tallahassee

Tim Breene Scott Arbeiter


CEO, World Relief President, World Relief

Convening a Christian conscience on behalf of refugees and immigrants.

worldrelief.org Institution names are listed for affiliation purposes only.