Past Event

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Moral Imperative

9:00 - 10:30 AM EDT

One year after historic marches put a human face on the issue of immigration reform, our country’s immigration system remains fundamentally broken. Faith communities across the country are on the front lines in dealing with the daily consequences of an unjust system that causes undue suffering and hardship to the people they serve. Because of their experience and moral commitment, many faith communities are working for comprehensive immigration reform. As the issue returns to the forefront of the congressional agenda, the Center for American Progress has gathered faith leaders from diverse communities to discuss their work and the moral imperative that fuels their mission. Together, they are committed to a just and comprehensive solution to immigration reform.

Featured Panelists:
Rev. Sam Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, Executive Director, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Jim Wallis, President and Executive Director, Sojourners/Call to Renewal.

Moderated by:
Dan Restrepo, Director, The Americas Project at the Center for American Progress