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Washington Post -- Adelle M. Banks

WASHINGTON — An alliance of evangelical organizations has pledged to dramatically increase the number of church-based legal clinics across the country to assist immigrants with the complicated processes of seeking green cards, visas and family unification.

The Immigration Alliance, a network of 15 evangelical denominations and ministries, on Tuesday (Oct. 21) launched a plan to reduce the gap between the 22 million immigrant noncitizens and the 12,000 private immigration lawyers in the country.

Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which favors reducing immigration, said he hopes the alliance will “not take actions that encourage further disobedience of immigration laws that are designed to limit the flow of foreign workers in order to protect the ability of this nation’s vulnerable citizens to obtain jobs and earn livable wages.”

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Updated: Thu, Nov 6th 2014 @ 4:35pm EST