Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Congregational Statement in Support of DACA and Dreamers

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, join with Catholic faith leaders
throughout the country and others in expressing our extreme disappointment and disagreement with President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has benefited over 800,000 young people who are our neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers, our fellow parishioners, and friends. The decision to cancel this program will not only hurt and hinder the future of these young people who currently have DACA status, but also our communities, churches, states, and entire country.

We stand by our January Statement in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees in reaffirming our charism and commitment as CCVI Sisters to incarnate the compassionate love of God to ALL people, regardless of immigration status. We continue to stand for and with our brothers and sisters who have the trust and courage to leave all that they know and love to build a better life for themselves and their families, including their children.

Given this recent decision, it is more important than ever that Congress immediately address our broken immigration system and pass the proposed bi-partisan Dream Act of 2017. We join with faith leaders throughout the Catholic Church, as well as other denominations and religions, in urging everyone to contact their Senators and Representatives to express your support for the bi-partisan Dream Act of 2017 and ask that they take immediate action to ensure that DACA recipients and other qualified undocumented immigrants can live and work in this country with safety and security. May all people of good will come together to advocate and practice compassion for our neighbors, relief for families, and an end to needless deportations.

Click HERE to ask your Members of Congress to STAND IN SUPPORT OF DREAMers​.

Originally published on the CCVI Webpage September 6, 2017

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