DACA National Call-In Day: February 26, 2018
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) National Call-in Day! Call 855-589-5698.
Background on why Catholics stand in solidarity with Dreamers:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 and rescinded in 2017. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (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.
DACA Advocacy Resources:
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 theDream Act 2017
Action Alert inSupport of the Dream Act of 2017
Background on theDifferences between the DREAM Act and BRIDGE Act
Previous Statements on DACA and the Dream Act:
USCCB Committee on Migration Support of DACAStatement – 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 2017Letter 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