American Proscenium

I Was a Stranger, and You Deported Me

In early May, a group called the Evangelical Immigration Table (“EIT”) held a press conference and announced the unleashing of a $250,000 advertising campaign.  The goal of this media blitz is to persuade American Christians to support the Gang of Eight’s immigration legislation (The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013).  The Gang of Eight’s bill (S. 744) calls for amnesty—“registered provisional immigrant status”—for approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States.  Groups associated with the EIT include the National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief, Esperanza, and Liberty Counsel.

Advertisements supporting S. 744, such as the “I Was a Stranger” campaign, appear to be funded by the EIT and/or member organizations.  Headlines announcing the EIT’s efforts proclaim that “Evangelical leaders spend more than $250,000 to back immigration reform.”  But as reported by, the EIT does not exist as an incorporated political entity or as a nonprofit organization.  Rather, the EIT is merely an armor bearer of the National Immigration Forum, which is funded by millions of dollars from George Soros.  Soros, of course, has long supported amnesty and open borders.  He is also an avowed atheist.  Yet he is the money behind the EIT.

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