U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Immediate “Humane Solution” for Dreamers after Monday’s Supreme Court Decision

February 27, 2018 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—OnFebruary 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined the government's request to hearits "appeal before judgment" on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival(DACA) cases. Accordingly, the lower court injunctions in the California andNew York, DACA cases remain in effect nationally and DACA renewals remainavailable to those who currently have DACA status.

Inresponse to the Supreme Court decision, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin,Chairman of the Committee on Migration, stated:

"Monday'sSupreme Court decision does not reduce the urgency of finding an immediatelegislative solution for Dreamers, people who were brought to the United Statesas children and have known only our country as their home. The anxiety anduncertainty that Dreamers and their families face remain unabated. Monday was ourNational Call-in Day for Dreamers, when thousands of Catholics urged theirleaders in Congress to protect Dreamers. These faithful took action becausethey recognize that protecting these young people from deportation is an issueof human life and dignity, and that a legislative solution is necessary to makethat protection durable. My brother Bishops and I continue to call uponCongress to work towards a bipartisan and humane solution as soon as possible."

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Judy Keane