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Bloomberg Press Items
The wave of children showing up on the U.S. southern border has caught President Barack Obama between his allies who want him to do more on immigration and critics who blame him for causing the sudden surge.
His organization is a leading force behind the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition that is pressing pastors, church members and lawmakers to begin thinking about and acting on immigration policy in biblical terms. The group is urging people to read 40 passages of the Bible that touch on the topic. Among them are those recounting how God tells Israelites to deal with immigrants -- “There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you” -- and those that describe Jesus himself as a refugee.