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Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

| Carol Zimmermann | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic college leaders who have protested the Trump administration’s plan to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, also have heightened their resolve to do more for DACA students and have expressed cautious belief that federal legislation to give these students more permanent help could be at hand.

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| September 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

“Today I join the others here in calling for Congress to come together and protect the ‘Dreamers’ from deportation and secure their future,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hours after the Trump administration announced on Sept. 5 an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, the president seemed to backtrack, just a bit, by saying that if Congress can’t find a legislative solution to legalize the program’s 800,000 beneficiaries in six months, he might step in.

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Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

| Rhina Guidos | September 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mercy Sister Rita Parks stood near the large crowd in front of the White House that was almost silenced after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced shortly after 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 that the Trump administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

| September 6, 2017 | 5 Comments

The bishops invited people to join them in praying for the “dreamers” who may be experiencing anxiety and fear about the loss of DACA status.

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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

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Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

| Rhina Guidos | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In her last year of high school, concerned about the uncertain future that awaited her as a youth without legal documentation to be in the country, 17-year-old Claudia Quinones took her worries to her Maryland parish.

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Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

| February 9, 2017 | 7 Comments

Even as a young child, Morales said she knew not to share her immigration status for fear of deportation. Even within the immigrant community, many people who are undocumented do not talk about it, for fear their status will be used to manipulate them, or that someone who is angry with them could call ICE in revenge.

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Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

Catholic panel addresses need to find common ground with Trump administration

| Rhina Guidos | January 16, 2017 | 4 Comments

Catholic panelists gathered to discuss “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump” said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign — and even before he was a candidate. But as his presidency nears, many of them said it’s important to find ways to work with him for the common good.

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Catholic college presidents pledge support for students with DACA status

Catholic college presidents pledge support for students with DACA status

| Carol Zimmermann | December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 70 presidents at Catholic colleges and universities have signed a statement pledging their support for students attending their schools who are legally protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

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No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who closely follow the Supreme Court know it’s a waiting game.

There’s the wait to see if a case makes it to the court, the wait for a seat in the courtroom if it does, and then the wait — in this day and age of instant answers — for a court decision, which for major cases is typically at the end of the court’s term in late June.

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