A recent study showed that the majority of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. are in fact Christian, adding another layer to the multifaceted immigration debate.
Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life released their 2012 report: "Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrant," which highlights the religious background of those coming to the U.S. and where they originated from.
The study noted that unauthorized immigrants are primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated 83 percent being Christian. That percentage is similar to the makeup of the percentage of Christians in the U.S. population as a whole, which is stated to be about 80 percent.
The overwhelming majority of Christian immigrants has been a wake-up-call to Christian communities around the country.
"When Christians in our church learn about God's heart for the immigrant and what the Bible has to say, their hearts are opened because we are a people of faith and our desire is to live out that faith in our world," said Dr. David Uth, senior pastor at First Baptist Orlando.
Uth also believes it is important for pastors to continue to lead on the issue in order to change those poll results.
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