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The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. – Lev 19:34

The History of Pleasant Hill and Immigration Reform

Since the spring of 2008, Pleasant Hill Baptist has joined with both city and national leaders in the pursuit of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Pleasant Hill’s journey into the immigration reform movement began during a retreat of nation wide church leaders committed to the ministry of reconciliation hosted by Duke Divinity.  During this time of fellowship, worship and conversation, the need for the church to work for a more just immigration system became a topic of focus.  Upon his return from Duke, Pastor Clemons and Michael Emerson of Rice University hosted a meeting with some of Houston’s leading voices for immigration reform to learn more about the current state of the immigration system and its impact on Houston and our nation.

Since that time, Pleasant Hill has provided leadership in organizing Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform and the Houston Area Interfaith Campaign for Immigration Reform.  Pastor Clemons and Joel Goza were provided the honor of speaking at the Immigration Reform March on the Mall in Washington D.C. that gathered over 200,000 on March 21, 2010 and have also Published articles in the Houston Chronicle calling for  just immigration policies:

Articles Authored:

The Christian Disciple in Today's World

The Time for Immigration Reform is Now

Texas Seeking a Winning Cocktail

Follow MLK on Immigration Reform

MLK Can Teach Us About Arizona

Don't Let Border Security Derail Immigration Reform

Co-Authored Articles:

Immigration is a Pressing Issue of Morality: Joint Statement from Houston's Faith Leaders

Articles Covering Immigration Work:

Spiritual Lobbyists - Religious Leaders Push Immigration Reform

NY Times - Houston Clergy Unite