“I think that as immigration has become more and more essential conversation in our political life, that evangelicals have been forced to sit down and think about it and reflect on it and do some research and figure out exactly how the biblical worldview informs our understanding of these questions,” said Eric Teetsel, president of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, a religious advocacy organization. “That’s probably where you’re seeing it and you didn’t used to.”

“Evangelicals are very concerned about this especially because so many evangelical congregations have DREAMers as part of our churches,” said Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, which is the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm.