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  • Baptist 'Dreamer' wants people to know 'who we are'

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (11 days ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Many Americans are "unaware of who we are and what we're going through," Jose Ocampo, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient and a youth minister at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

    Jose Ocampo, a junior at Wingate University near Charlotte, shared about his life during a trip to Capitol Hill in November to urge lawmakers to protect DACA program recipients like him, often called "Dreamers," once the policy expires in early March.

    Ocampo, part-time youth director for Hickory Grove's Latin American campus, joined a group of fellow Southern Baptists in Washington, D.C., to lobby for a permanent solution by sharing his experiences as an undocumented immigrant growing up in North Carolina. Read More

  • Time ticking to protect Dreamers, Baptists tell media

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, December 01, 2017 (one month ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Two Southern Baptist leaders urged Congress Nov. 29 to act soon to provide a long-term remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

    Walter Strickland, first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Travis Wussow, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist, in a telephone news conference called for a legislative solution as the deadline for action nears. The Trump administration announced Sept. 5 it would end a program that has given about 800,000 people relief from deportation but also instituted a six-month delay for Congress to act. Read More