Bibles, Badges and Business Leaders Speak Out Ahead of Corker-Hoeven Vote

Digital Communications Manager

June 26, 2013

​WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the Senate moments away from voting on the Corker-Hoeven amendment, leaders from the Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform network are urging legislators to thread the needle regarding the need for a bipartisan solution that will strengthen the economy, reflect biblical values and maintain a sensible approach to border security.

The following quotes can be attributed to Bibles, Badges and Business leaders:

Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and Co-Founder of America Online:

“This is a critical moment for America’s economic future. The Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill would significantly expand our competitive edge by allowing the most talented entrepreneurs and innovators to come here, contribute to our economy and develop the next great wave of technological breakthroughs. Passing this bill is the right thing to do and I am hopeful we can get it done.”

Russell D. Moore, President, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission:

“The immigration system is broken. The American economy has grown dependent on porous borders and an undocumented workforce. That erodes rule of law and it empowers the oppression of our immigrant neighbors. Let’s pray for a tough but fair solution that highlights both justice and compassion. Let’s call our country to a sane policy and let’s call our hard-working, law-abiding immigrant neighbors to the full responsibilities of citizenship.”

Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami-Dade College:

“Immigration reform in our country is an absolute imperative. We are currently denying the immense potential of millions of people, limiting economic and workforce development and jeopardizing the well-being of communities across the nation.”

Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami:

“Border security is a red herring. Future migration flows can be better regulated by a comprehensive immigration bill — one that provides for legal avenues for future flows of needed migrants for available jobs once the economy gets moving in a more positive direction. The recession and lack of jobs have reduced illegal migration across border significantly — more than increased militarization of border.”