Rosary Walk and Rally to Defend DACA
On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On that day, Justice for Immigrants (JFI) core member organizations, including Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, will be joined by other Catholic and interfaith DACA supporters in a DACA Rosary and Walk from Columbus Circle (Union Station) in Washington, D.C. to the Supreme Court.
If you are in the Washington D.C. area, please join us on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 a.m. at at Columbus Circle where we will begin with prayer and then walk to the Supreme Court to rally with more DACA recipients and supporters. If you can’t join us in person, please join us in solidarity. Pray with us! Click here to find the rosary prayer we will be using.
Here are some other ways you can support DACA recipients:
- Contact your senators asking them to support S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019, to provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.
- Organize or join a local action or prayer event for DACA recipients. Let JFI know about your event and they will help promote it.
- See JFI's resource called "What to Do Now" regarding DACA.
- Read the amicus brief (or "friend of the court" brief) submitted to the Supreme Court by MOGC and 126 other faith-based organizations in support of DACA recipients.
- Learn about the Home is Here march from New York to D.C., organized by NAKASEC and partners in support of DACA recipients.
- Read the words of Ilse Cruz, a DACA recipient and undocumented college student, who wrote about the upcoming court case and what it means for her.