Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 and President Trump attempted to rescind the program in 2017. Existing DACA applicants may re-apply as the federal litigation regarding the legality of the program is on-going.  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 USCCB Committee on Migration and USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services.

Current Advocacy Resources:

DACA: What Should I Do Now?

DACA: ¿Qué Debo Hacer Ahora?

Suggested Intercessions for Prayers of the Faithful

Intercesiones sugeridas para las oraciones de los fieles


Litigation Resources:

USCCB and Partners Supreme Court Amicus Brief: DHS vs. Regents of University of California Et al.


116th Session of Congress

House H.R. 6 “American Dream and Promise Act” Letter of Support

Senate Dream Act Letter of Support in the United States

Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) Backgrounder

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals “DACA” Backgrounder (updated 3/19)


115th Session of Congress

Background Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act – Spring 2018

Dream Act, USA Act & Need for Legislative Action Talking Points – Spring 2018

Dreamer “Deal” Legislation Chart in the 115th Congress – Spring 2018

DREAM Act of 2017 USCCB Letter of Support to Senators – July 2017


Family Based Immigration and Dreamer Toolkit – 


Comparison chart between potential DACA & Dreamer Legislation in 115th Congress

Background on the Dream Act 2017

Background on the Differences between the DREAM Act and BRIDGE Act



Previous Statements on DACA and Dreamer Legislation

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

Statements from Bishops and Catholic Conferences on DACA Recission September, 2017

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