Posts Tagged ‘Dreamers’

Catholic bishops want legislative action for Dreamers

Monday, April 30th, 2018

US Catholic bishops are calling for legislative action for Dreamers. Dreamers are undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children. Bishop Joe Vásquez says the US Catholic Bishops conference supports the bipartisan “Uniting and Securing America” (USA) Act of 2018 as it is currently written. Vásquez chairs the conference’s Committee on Migration. The Act Read more

Nuns, priests and faith leaders arrested

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Thirty or forty nuns, priests and faith leaders were among those arrested on Capitol Hill – the seat of the U.S. government – on Tuesday. They were calling on lawmakers to support bipartisan immigration legislation that makes permanent protections available to Dreamers. About 1.8 million Dreamers stand to lose the protection offered by the Obama-era Read more

Dreamers in the US facing deportation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Dreamers in the United States may be in for a nasty wake-up. Right now, they are facing deportation. The Catholic church in the US has issued an urgent call to action to help Dreamers (young immigrants brought illegally to the country as children). While they are currently shielded from deportation under an Obama-era Deferred Action Read more