5 Year Anniversary of DACA
(From the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign)
The Dream Act of 2017 was recently introduced in the Senate as a bipartisan effort. It is intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home.
This bill would grant permanent legal status to more than 1 million young people, including 800,000 young people who received temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump vowed as a candidate to end.
Texas and nine other states have threatened to sue if the administration doesn’t start phasing out the program by September 5. The young people the Dream Act of 2017 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported the so-called “Dreamers” as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children.
Click HERE to ask your members of Congress to vote "YES" on the Dream Act Bill.