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JFI Action Alert to the U.S. Senate: Please Protect DACA Recipients

The U.S Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While SCOTUS allowed DACA to continue, the Administration can still attempt to end DACA at a later date. As a result, DACA immigrant youth are safe for now, but could be at risk for deportation in the future. We must not allow this to happen.

Most DACA recipients have spent the majority of their lives in the U.S., many have families, and all of them contribute to American society as taxpayers, consumers, and community members. Additionally, there are 62,000 DACA-eligible healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, one year ago. H.R. 6 would give a path to citizenship for Dreamers. Now, in the wake of SCOTUS’ ruling, the U.S. Senate must act in order to protect Dreamers from the risk of deportation and family separation. The USCCB supports the DREAM Act, which includes a path to citizenship, and sent a letter to each Senator asking that they the support S. 874, the DREAM Act of 2019. Additionally, USCCB supports efforts to introduce a Senate companion to H.R. 6 as well.

As Catholics, we affirm the inherent dignity of every person. The U.S. Catholic Bishops urge you to express solidarity with Dreamers and ask you to contact your Senators requesting that they support the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2019 and encourage the Senate to introduce a companion bill to H.R.6, the American Dream and Promise Act.

 

 

Alert to Senate on Further COVID-19 Relief Actions

Concerted efforts by the American people, elected leaders, and health professionals nationwide have helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the United States. Nonetheless, COVID-19 continues to devastate our nation’s health and economic well-being. While thankfully Congress and the President have moved forward on legislation to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the U.S., there are still many people who have been left out of safety and welfare. We must do more to ensure that no one is left behind and that everyone is safe. As Catholics, we are called to be a Church for all God’s children. We affirm the inherent dignity of every person and our duty as Christians to work for the common good of all God’s people during this pandemic, while paying particular attention to the most vulnerable. We note the House’s efforts to move additional support to the country through the HEROES Act and we now urge the Senate to move forward with more COVID-19 assistance.

Alert to Congress on Further COVID-19 Actions

Concerted, valiant efforts by the American people, elected leaders, and medical and health professionals nationwide have helped to slow the spread and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in many places in the United States. Nonetheless, COVID-19 continues to devastate our nation’s health and economic well-being. The United States has the highest number of COVID-19 casualties and the U.S. economy is in a dire situation with millions unemployed. While thankfully Congress and the President have moved forward on legislation to help slow the spread and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the United States, there are still many people who have been left out of safety and welfare. We must do more to ensure that no one is left behind and that everyone is safe.As Catholics, we are called to be a Church for all God’s children. We affirm the inherent dignity of every person and our duty as Christians to work for the common good of all God’s people during this pandemic, while paying particular attention to the most vulnerable.