Last Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing the program to continue to provide temporary protection from deportation for Dreamers, undocumented youth brought to the U.S. as children. The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns received this news "with great joy and relief." Read our statement here.
However, this Supreme Court decision only provides temporary relief, as the DACA program could still be ended by the Trump administration at any time. It is up to Congress to create a permanent pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients and their families.
Take action: Through the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference's Justice for Immigrants Campaign, send a message to your Senators urging them to approve legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.
DACA is a stopgap measure to provide relief for some of those suffering due to the United States' broken immigration system. For background on the U.S. immigration system and the Church's position on immigration, read our new two-page global issue brief, "Justice for Immigrants in U.S. Policy," which is part of our Faithful Voting and Global Concerns project.
Take action today: Urge your Senators to provide a permanent solution for DACA recipients, who were brought to the U.S. as children and whose only home is here