The Evangelical Immigration Table, a George Soros-financed group of far left activists and Evangelical leaders, released a six-point appeal today calling on Congress to bring even more Syrian and other refugees to the U.S.
The letter was introduced to journalists at a conference call organized by Jenny Yang, vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief Corporation, one of the five Christian non-profit “voluntary agencies” [VOLAGs] receiving massive payments from the federal government to resettle refugees. Four secular non-profit VOLAGs also receive large payments as part of the $1 billion annual refugee resettlement budget.
In the letter to Congress, the EIT outlined six specific policy proposals it wants to see established or confirmed as law:
“Reject damaging changes to the U.S. refugee resettlement system that would cause this life-saving program to grind to a halt… Do not exclude any religion or nationality from the U.S. refugee resettlement program… Increase the resettlement of Christian refugees.. Do not neglect other vulnerable refugee groups… Address root causes of the conflict so more refugees do not have to flee.. Work with governors and local communities to welcome refugees.”
In addition to World Relief’s Yang, Evangelical “leaders” participating in the conference call included Barrett Duke, representing the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, Ali Chambers, lead pastor of the Mosaic Church in Memphis, Tennessee, Tyler Johnson, lead pastor of Redemption Church Arizona, Chris McElwee, local impact pastor of Wheaton Bible Church, West Chicago, Illinois, and Mike Phillips, senior pastor for Immanuel Fellowship in Frisco, Colorado.
The group advocated strongly for the passage of the pro-Amnesty “Gang of 8” bill in 2013, and has since joined forces with the Christian charities that receive massive payments from the federal government to resettle refugees. As Breitbart News has reported, 100,000 refugees were brought into the U.S. in FY 2015, 40 percent of whom were Muslim.