DACA Resources

Below are resources regarding DACA, the DREAM Act and Cathoic Church teachings

Date Resource
September 12 USCCB urges Catholic Faithful to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act
September 7 USCCB clarifies its motives for pro-immigration stance: “Fidelity to God’s word” (Lev. 19:33 and Matthew 25) and not from “sordid motives of statistics or financial gain.”
September 5 USCCB denounces Administration’s decision to end DACA and urges Congress to find legislative solution
Statement On President Donald Trump’s Decision To End The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrival ProgramDeclaración Sobre La Decisión Del Presidente Donald J. Trump De Ponerle Fin Al ‘Programa De Acción Diferida Para Los Llegados En La Infancia’ (Daca) – Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles
September 4 California Catholic Conference denounces Administration’s decision and urges Immigration Reform for DACA Youth and their families (English/Spanish)

August 30 USCCB Committee on Migration Calls on President to Continue DACA Program
August 28 Immigration Legal Resource Center: What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?

August 2013 USCCB: Catholic Church’s Position on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
with references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church #2241 and their
Pastoral Letter on Migration (“Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope”,
#36, January 2003)

The USCCB has been calling for Comprehensive Immigration Reform for the past two decades> Perhaps now, finally, Congress will commit to this task- but only if we challenge our U.S. Representatives and Senators to do the what has been put off for much too long already.
Please let me know if there is anything else that I could be doing to help you and your parishes regarding DACA, engaging you parish community in faithful citizenship,  or any other Social Justice Ministry question or concern that you or your community may be having at this time.
Laudato Sí, mi Signore!
Jim Grant, Director
Social Justice Ministry