DACA and DREAMER Resource Page

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Resources for National Call-in Day for Dreamers, February 26:

“We are also announcing a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. This coming weekend, we will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.

“Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters.  We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way.  Now is the time for action.”

Lenten Action for Dreamers Campaign English

Lenten Action for Dreamers Campaign Spanish

Why We are Advocating for Dreamers English

Why We are Advocating for Dreamers Spanish


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 and rescinded in 2017. USCCB supports DACA youth and has advocated for the DREAM Act in the years it was introduced in Congress. Below are some resources, including backgrounders and letters of support from past and present USCCB Chairs of the Committee on Migration.

Advocacy Resources:

ACT NOW: Urge Lawmakers to Work Together for an Immediate Solution for Dreamers

NEW!!! Dreamer “Deal” Legislation Chart

NEW!!! Family Reunification/Dreamer Toolkit

Postcards to send to your members of Congress to show your support for Dreamers

Comparison chart between potential DACA & Dreamer Legislation

Background on the Dream Act 2017

Action Alert in Support of the Dream Act of 2017

Background on the Differences between the DREAM Act and BRIDGE Act

Background on DACA in English and in Spanish


Previous Statements on DACA and the Dream Act:

USCCB Committee on Migration Support of DACA Statement – July 18, 2017. Read the statement in Spanish here.

DREAM Act of 2017 Letter of Support to Representatives, here is a PDF Version of the letter Supporting the DREAM Act

DREAM Act of 2017 Letter of Support to Senators

USCCB Statement Urging President to Maintain DACA – August 30, 2017

USCCB Statement on DREAM Act – September 12, 2017

Joint BRIDGE Act Letter of Support from USCCB and Catholic Charities USA – January, 2017

USCCB Statement of Support on DACA Youth – June 15, 2012



Individual Bishops’ Statements on Dreamers

Archbishop Gomez on Introduction of DREAM Act of 2017

Statements from Bishops and Catholic Conferences