Action Alert: Support DACA
This past week the Catholic Church in the United States led by the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) celebrated National Migration Week. The nearly 50-year-old program, serves as an opportunity to reflect on the circumstances of the nearly 65 million immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking displaced from the their homes.
The theme of this year’s National Migration Week was “Many Journeys, One Family”. Pope Francis has called on us to pray and provide support for our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees through the historic campaign, Share the Journey. Follow his call by speaking out on behalf of young people in our communities who are facing an uncertain future because of the administration’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The threat of being deported is looming for approximately 800,000 young people unless Congress acts to save the DACA program. America is the only home they have ever known, and ripping them from their families is unconscionable.
In support of National Migration Week, here is how you can help:
Contact Senator Hoeven, 701-239-5389, Senator Heitkamp, 701-232-8030,
Congressman Cramer, 701-356-2216
and urge them to support DACA. Your message can be brief, but your action could mean the world for a young DREAMer.
Share the Journey is a collaborative global campaign from Caritas Internationalis led in the U.S. by the USCCB, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services.