Hispanic Christians are applauding evangelical leaders for their renewed commitment to immigration reform.
The National Association for Evangelicals testified on Capitol Hill Thursday, calling for comprehensive immigration reform.
NAE leaders urged Congress to help undocumented immigrants eventually gain legal status so families can be reunited.
"We are not suggesting here that those already in the U.S. without documentation are automatically granted citizenship or residency but that there be a reasonable or equitable way that they can earn it," said Leith Anderson with NAE.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference joined the NAE at the press conference to applaud its support for reform.
"Our desire is for every immigrant to become a productive citizen, to demonstrate proficiency in the English language, to embrace the core values of the American idea and to realize the American dream," said Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Conference.
Rodriguez also told CBN News that the increasing number of Hispanics in the NAE have led to greater awareness of the immigration issue.