Tag: DACA

Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now

Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

By day’s end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place.

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DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

| Joyce Duriga and Michelle Martin | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, 42,400 young people are able to work legally in Illinois and pay taxes through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

| January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments

Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist.

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Bishops ‘encouraged’ by consensus that DACA solution ‘urgently needed’

Bishops ‘encouraged’ by consensus that DACA solution ‘urgently needed’

| January 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Catholic bishops “are encouraged by the consensus” that emerged from a White House meeting that a legislative solution for DACA is “urgently needed,” said the chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration.

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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.

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St. Thomas More gives sanctuary to two families

St. Thomas More gives sanctuary to two families

| Bridget Ryder | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight months after declaring itself a sanctuary parish for undocumented immigrants, St. Thomas More in St. Paul has hosted two families. The parish’s hospitality gave the families time to sort out situations complicated by their lack of legal immigration status.

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Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

| Kelly Sankowski | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation-Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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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 | 5 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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