The Decorah Journal in Iowa has picked up on Pastor David Vasquez’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. as part of the Lutheran Immigration Leadership Summit.
The Decorah Journal reported that Pastor Vasquez, a Luther College campus pastor, visited the offices of Congressmen Bruce Braley, Tom Latham, and Senator Charles Grassley to push for fair and compassionate immigration reform. After the meetings, he told the Decorah Journal:
At a time of unprecedented mobility in our lives and around the world, our elected leaders need the voices of people of faith to engage the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalization. Core to Christianity and many other faith traditions are the stories of people on the move, and these stories come to life daily in our rural communities. Comprehensive immigration reform would lift a veil of fear from hundreds of workers, families, and students in our communities, creating desperately needed stability in the heartland of America where the future of so many of our rural communities is threatened by shrinking (and aging) populations.
Immigration reform is crucial for Iowa and all communities around the country. Please join us by putting our faith into action and calling on our representatives to create legislation that mirrors our values. Send a letter to your congressional representative through our Action Center or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-312.
We appreciate the Decorah Journal for highlighting this issue.