“I could be the voice of those who are voiceless” – religious leaders advocate immigration reform

NBC Latino

Several religious organizations are stepping up their support for immigration reform as legislators debate the issue around the country.

Today, the national Evangelical Immigration Table launched the latest in its “Pray for Reform” campaign — a Christian and talk radio ad campaign which will air locally in 14 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

“I decided to support this radio ad, because I could be the voice of those who are voiceless in my congregation,” says Felix Cabrera, pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. “There are many who are separated from their families — leaving children without their parents…Many come here to work, do good, and make the U.S. a better place to live.”

Cabrera is one of several prominent pastors who will be featured in the ad buy, which will exceed $400,000 and…

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