Tag: Dreamers

Federal judge in Washington orders Trump administration to restore DACA

Federal judge in Washington orders Trump administration to restore DACA

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal judge in Washington Aug. 3 ordered the Trump administration to restore a program that helped young adults brought into the country illegally as minors, saying reasons calling for its demise were not justified.

Continue Reading

Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also calls for an increase in security at the border between Mexico and the U.S., an increase in immigration judges and ties U.S. aid to certain Central American countries based on their efforts to address smuggling and steps to combat corruption as well as to strengthening rule of law at home.

Continue Reading

Catholic voices belong in the public square

Catholic voices belong in the public square

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

You may recall that as I celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass last year, a group of Catholics unfurled a banner on the facade of our Cathedral stating: “Speaking up for unborn lives more than black and brown lives is white supremacy. Silence is sin.” Some of our brothers and sisters see the Church so consumed by our pro-life efforts and so “over[ly] vigilant on the single issue of abortion” that every other effort pales in comparison.

Continue Reading

Los ‘Dreamers’ son personas, no peones

Los ‘Dreamers’ son personas, no peones

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recordarán que cuando celebré la Misa del Miércoles de Ceniza del año pasado, un grupo de católicos desplegó una pancarta en la fachada de nuestra Catedral que decía: “Hablar por las vidas no nacidas más que las vidas negras y marrones es la supremacía blanca. El silencio es pecado. “Algunos de nuestros hermanos y hermanas ven a la Iglesia tan consumida por nuestros esfuerzos pro-vida y, por lo tanto,” más [n] atentos a la única cuestión del aborto “que cualquier otro esfuerzo palidece en comparación.

Continue Reading

Dozens of Catholics arrested as they ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Dozens of Catholics arrested as they ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young undocumented adults brought to the U.S. as minors obtain some sort of permanent legal status.

Continue Reading

U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

| February 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

After the Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to protect the “Dreamers,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers” Feb. 26.

Continue Reading

Federal judge puts temporary block on Trump’s decision to end DACA

Federal judge puts temporary block on Trump’s decision to end DACA

| January 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco Jan. 9 temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by March.

Continue Reading

Dreamers top priority for Hispanic ministry directors during Hill visits

Dreamers top priority for Hispanic ministry directors during Hill visits

| Dennis Sadowski | November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Olga Villar wants to be sure that young adults who were brought to the United States as children by their families can achieve the same success that she has in her life.

Continue Reading

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

| Dennis Sadowski | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s little, if anything, that immigrant advocates like in the Trump administration’s latest immigration plan.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading