Evangelicals boost clinics to help immigrants navigate legal headaches


The Rev. Zach Szmara, far right, pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Logansport, Ind., started a legal clinic in February and has assisted more than 100 clients. Photo courtesy of Chip Bos, The Wesleyan Church

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(RNS) As President Obama considers executive action that could change immigration policy, alliance leaders hope to increase the number of clinics they have provided at churches from the current 29 to 1,000 by 2017.