National Review Online
August 30, 2013
Recently, a number of Republicans have won liberal praise for their “humanitarian” arguments in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
“Y’all may think I’m copping out, but with my Christian faith, it’s hard for me to say that I’m gonna divide these families up,” Representative Spencer Bachus (R., Ala.) told constituents at a town-hall meeting last week.
Representative John Carter (R., Texas), a member of the so-called Gang of Seven working on a comprehensive immigration-reform proposal in the House, noted that some evangelical Christian leaders were backing the effort. “The evangelical community wants to remind people that we are dealing with human beings with families,” Carter said at a press conference in his district. “They should be treated with respect and compassion.”