The Common Good

Immigration Coalition Calls Out 'Small' Anti-Amnesty Faction of GOP

Date: December 5, 2012

Business owners, law enforcement officials and evangelicals attending this week's National Immigration Forum in Washington, D.C., converged Tuesday to call out the "small minority" of the Republican Party that is halting immigration reform and urged for bipartisan effort to pass reform.

Brad Bailey, a restaurant owner and CEO of the Texas Immigration Solutions, told reporters that a small yet vocal part of the Republican Party hijacked the discussion about illegal immigrants over four months ago at the GOP's national convention. When he and others tried to change the immigration portion of the party's platform, Bailey said, "They attacked us five times."

The country is hungry to see our political leaders work together," urged Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis.