(WBIR-Knoxville) More than 120 local clergymen from 40 congregations and 10 denominations signed a petition, pushing for immigration reform in downtown Knoxville on Thursday.
They delivered the petition to Sen. Bob Corker and Sen. Lamar Alexander, urging them and Congress to support immigration reform. Organizer Jim Sessions said reform is necessary to sustain American values and ethics.
"It's an important issue of us because in the religious community there are our brothers and sisters, and they are members of our congregations. They cross all of our boundaries and all of the denominations, and they are really important to us as fellow brothers, sisters and citizens of this country," said Sessions.
Recent attempts at immigration reform had failed in Congress, but with both parties coming closer to agreement - change may be coming soon.