The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program intact — for now.
“First, to DACA youth, through today’s decision and beyond, we will continue to accompany you and your families. You are a vital part of our Church and our community of faith. We are with you,” said U.S. bishops president Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and the bishops’ migration committee chair in a June 18 statement.
….Archbishop Gomez and Bishop Dorsonville urged President Trump “to strongly reconsider terminating DACA,” citing the plight of immigrant families during the new coronavirus pandemic. To end the program “needlessly places many families into further anxiety and chaos,” they said.
….In September of 2017, the Trump administration announced that the program would be phased out and would not accept new applicants; President Trump gave Congress a six-month timeframe to enact parts of the program into law, but Congress failed to do so by March 2018.
The above comes from a June 18 story in Catholic News Agency.
The bishops are dreamers too, if they expect my donation.
As FDR is reputed to have said ‘my fellow immigrants . . . ‘
I remember my paternal grandmother saying, in Boston in 1910, after she graduated high school, seeing signs saying ‘Irish need not apply’
Todos somos migrantes [we are all immigrants]
mike m, yes but we are not all citizens , maybe you noticed the country is spending too much and we will be going through hard times too even take care of our own citizens . The lifeboat is full and taking on water , we cant afford to support more people , don’t forget the amount the bishops get from the government for assisting illegal immigrants , so they have a interest in this . Like bedwere no donations from me .
I am legal immigrant (scientific research). I had to wait months and months to get an H1B visa. The company made clear to me they would have hired a suitable American candidate to avoid the hassle and the expenses, had they found one. Then more hassle and money to get a renewal, and finally the Green Card. On the other hand, becoming a citizen is easy. Anyway, I started to pay taxes from day 1 for, among other useless and immoral programs, assisting illegal immigrants. Why o why?
What a load. I have Irish ancestors who experienced the same nonsense. The difference between my Irish forebears and these illegals? My Irish became citizens and joined the police, armed forces and parish life in order to assimilate AND be Americans and not law breakers. The worst insult for them was to be called unamerican.
Your assessment is just false equivalence not to mention unworthy of your ancestors works.
1910? In 1884 Boston elected its first Irish Catholic mayor, Hugh O’Brien, who was born in Ireland. Maybe granny was takin’ a wee nip of the good stuff, eh?
We do need to control our borders as there is far to much sex trafficking going on, of both sexes, and harmful drugs coming through. The next time someone watches porn, I suggest they think about whether they would want their own sons and daughters, sisters or brothers involved in such things. If they care not, they have no consciences at all.
These bishops are foolish beyond words. They praise a lawless decision of the court? They clearly are too dumb to realize that this same lawless court will soon be used to persecute Christians.
Hymie, I respectfully suggest one Google ‘Boston need not apply Boston 1910’ Plenty of info there.
Was the libelous slur against my Grandmother really necessary?