Churches push amnesty project. (Immigration).
"We agreed that the best way to solicit amnesty is through the church," said Rivera. "The ministers see what the needs of our community are and how we suffer for our legal status, and they recognize that this is our responsibility." Rivera says that 15 percent or more of the parishioners in the 52,000 U.S. Latino evangelical congregations are new immigrants. Of these, about half are undocumented. The coalition was formed in 1999 to raise awareness among church leaders of their responsibilities to the Latino community.
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|Title Annotation:||National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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