It’s been in the headlines for months.
“Evangelicals push Congress for immigration changes.”
“Among U.S. evangelicals, surprising support for immigration reform.”
“Obama’s immigration plan encourages evangelicals.”
Outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Reuters and numerous others have written more or less the same story on the subject.
The problem is that it’s not exactly true. Evangelicals are not largely behind comprehensive immigration reform, which is commonly taken to mean a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and, simultaneously, measures for improved enforcement of immigration law.