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rowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/

Catholic bishops urge US Senate to pass a delayed immigration reform bill

Jun 5, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ migration chairman called on Congress to advance a bill that would help “Dreamers” and other immigrants gain... Read more

Protests against President Trump's plan to end DACA, Sept. 5, 2017.

As SCOTUS hears DACA arguments, bishop calls for congressional action

Nov 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The USCCB’s migration committee chairman hopes that Congress can come to a solution regarding the situation of Deferred Action for... Read more

Archbishop Gomez: It's time for a vote on DACA legislation

May 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles is asking Catholics in the archdiocese to contact their representatives urging a vote on... Read more

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With today's deadline struck down by courts, what's next for DACA?

Mar 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Although the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections did not expire on March 5, the passage of the original deadline... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane.

Pope hopes Trump will 'rethink' DACA decision on pro-life grounds

Sep 11, 2017

By Elise Harris, Hannah Brockhaus

During a press conference Sunday aboard the papal plane from Colombia to Rome, Pope Francis said that though he is... Read more

Protesters against the end of DACA outside the White House, Sept. 5, 2017.

Bishops decry Trump administration's decision to end DACA

Sep 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Bishops condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to end a program that benefited hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who... Read more