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USCCB endorses USA Act; calls for immediate legislative solution for Dreamers

CNS Photo: Rally to support immigrants, NYC, Feb. 4 by Gregory ShimitzApril 25, 2018 

USCCB Committee on Migration Chairman Endorses USA Act and Calls for Immediate Legislative Solution for Dreamers 

The chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe Vásquez, of Austin Texas, announces support for H.R. 4796, the "Uniting and Securing America" (USA) Act of 2018 as it is currently written. The USA Act is a bipartisan bill that offers a path to citizenship to Dreamers and augments existing border security technology at the U.S./Mexico border.
"We are hopeful our support of the current version of the USA Act, and our continued support of the Dream Act, will encourage Congress to act now and find a humane legislative solution for Dreamers," noted Bishop Vásquez.


Previous statements from the U.S. Bishops regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
"Moving forward on immigration" a letter from Archbishop Gomez on DACA & immigration law 

Justice for Immigrants

Visit the Justice for Immigrants website (JFI is an immigration reform campaign sponsored by the USCCB) 
Catholic Principles of Migration
Knowing your rights: Resources for and about immigrants and refugees
Executive orders Q & A
Justice for Immigrants Executive Order Webinar, Feb. 3 (Listen

Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.

Know your rights: A collection of resources 

Additional resources

Frequently Asked Questions about DACA (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, updated Sept. 5, 2017)
USCCB Committee on Migration Chair calls on president to continue DACA program (Aug. 30, 2017)Moving forward on immigration: A letter about DACA & immigration law from Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles (Aug. 29, 2017)
Bishop Walkowiak's pastoral letter on welcoming our immigrant brothers and sisters (English | Español) (April 2017)


Annalise Laumeyer, communications director