We Must Continue to Work to Protect DACA

Posted on 12. Aug, 2017 by in Action Alerts

As you may know, DACA is currently in jeopardy. Ten anti-immigrant Attorneys General have threatened to sue the Trump Administration if DACA isn’t ended bySeptember 5th. Conversely, on unnamed-2July 20th, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced a strong bipartisan legislative solution that would provide DREAMers a path to citizenship.

DACA must stay in place until Congress enacts a clean DREAM Act or broader immigration reform. Rescinding DACA without a legislative solution would be a devastating blow to our nation’s economy and nearly 800,000 DREAMers who live, study and work here. DACA is popular with the public and enjoys the support of employers, educators, community leaders, and elected officials from both parties.

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, Chair of the Migration Committee and Bishop of Austin, Texas, recently expressed support for DACA. We urge members to follow the Bishops’ lead and continue making calls and planning for visits to legislative offices during the August recess in support of our immigrant sisters and brothers. Don’t forget about the toolkits and resources for use from both Justice for Immigrants and the Interfaith Immigration coalition. We also encourage you to sign and share this petition from United We Dream. You are also invited to share the Bishops’ letter with your Senator.

We will continue to work towards our nation’s founding values of hospitality and opportunity for those seeking a better life.

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