Evangelical Group Pushes for Immigration Reform

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The Evangelical Immigration Table, a politically diverse group of evangelical Christians, is pressing Washington to move quickly on immigration reform. 

The Table is comprised of Southern Baptist leaders, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition.

On Tuesday, the group released letters to the president and House and Senate leadership asking for reform in 92 days, the number of times the Bible uses the word "immigrant."

"The openness that we're seeing is delightful and somewhat unexpected. So my sense is that the political momentum is moving toward immigration reform," Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said.

Anderson and the other leaders also say they're motivated to action because of Scripture's teaching on immigrants.

Hispanics and Faith

Meanwhile, The Barna Group has released new finding on Hispanics and their faith.

The Christian research company says more than half of all Hispanics identify with the term "Hispanic" or "Latino" over "Christian" or Catholic."

At the same time, more than four out of five Hispanics describe themselves as part of the Christian faith.

Seven in 10 say the Bible is the inspired word of God, a higher percentage than non-Hispanic Americans of whom only 65 percent agree.

The Barna Group said Hispanics are such an important demographic that it's now opening a new Hispanic division to better understand the community.

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