Skip to comments.Catholic Bishops: DACA Cancellation 'Reprehensible, Not How Scripture Calls Us to Respond'
Posted on 09/06/2017 8:19:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops slammed as "reprehensible" President Trump's decision to "wind down" the program that protects immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, charging that the uncertainty as Congress is left to forge a consensus "causes unnecessary fear for DACA youth and their families."
Some 800,000 beneficiaries are covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today," President Trump said in a statement issued by the White House an hour after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA. "Furthermore, applications already in the pipeline will be processed, as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration."
"This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months, and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act."
A joint statement from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB Vice President Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Chairman of the Committee on Migration Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, and Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Yakima, chairman of the Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees, and Travelers, said that "the Catholic Church has long watched with pride and admiration as DACA youth live out their daily lives with hope and a determination to flourish and contribute to society: continuing to work and provide for their families, continuing to serve in the military, and continuing to receive an education."
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Stick to the Bible, Bishops. The President is required to follow the Constitution.
MORE FROM THE BISHOPS:
“The Church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people: ‘Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me’ (Mark 9:37). Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country. Today’s actions represent a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and good will, and a short-sighted vision for the future. DACA youth are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American youth.”
The bishops “strongly” urged Congress “to act and immediately resume work toward a legislative solution,” adding that “we pledge our support to work on finding an expeditious means of protection for DACA youth.”
MORE FROM THE BISHOPS:
The Church has recognized and proclaimed the need to welcome young people: Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me (Mark 9:37). Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country. Todays actions represent a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and good will, and a short-sighted vision for the future. DACA youth are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American youth.
The bishops strongly urged Congress to act and immediately resume work toward a legislative solution, adding that we pledge our support to work on finding an expeditious means of protection for DACA youth.
So all the worlds illiterates are free to live on the churches property free of charge?
Please look up the term "enabler" in a dictionary or psychiatric journal and get back to us after you realize what you've been doing for decades.
Liberal bishops losing more liberal voters.
The Vatican can open their tall walls and take them in.
translation: Crap, illegals make up at least 1/3 of our weekly collection!
The Bishops are mostly out of control now, killing off Catholic identity, becoming raving political Leftists with globalist agendas for government and religion.
The Church will be pressed underground, apparently in our own life time, to even function as the traditional Catholic Church.
OK; input duly noted.
The first word in DACA is “deferred”. That implies action will be taken at some point in time. Trump is now taking action.
Since these are Catholic bishops, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is authoritative regarding their conduct and teaching.
2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.
My emphasis; illegal immigrants spectacularly fail to live up to their obligations as taught by the Catholic Church. Hey Bishops! This is YOUR Church, YOUR teaching. FOLLOW IT!!!
Two of the Four signers of the dubia are dead already, in the last two months.
Spirit Daily announces Caffara has passed. Stunning news.
Burke is left and one other.
I agree. Until they get educated in civics and politics they need to shut up. The damn law was shoved down the country’s throat and was illegal. I have respect for most Bishops but some of them are in bed with the libtard/commies and are their “useful idiots”.
THIS is what the Catholic Church is concerned about??? Amazing.
I still contend the Catholic Church is an enemy of the American people.
ALL the bishops are awful. Everyone seems to think Bishop Olmsted here in Phoenix is wonderful but he had a letter out this weekend even before decision was announced My parish pastor( a young man currying favor with the bishop) tweeted against the President before the DACA announcement and the parish Facebook page addresses it, too. My husband has had it with all this crap and I can’t argue with him.
Yank their tax-free status. Dearest bishops: shut up.
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