On the 10th anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — the 2012 executive order signed by then-President Barack Obama — the offices of District Three Youth & Adults Inc. on Wyckoff Avenue was as busy as ever with staff members assisting DACA recipients looking to file renewal applications.
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to look at two bills on the immigration front March 18, both seeking a path toward citizenship for two groups: younger unauthorized immigrants called “Dreamers” and a second one to help migrant farmworkers become citizens.
An alliance of presidents of U.S. colleges and universities, including Catholic institutions, said the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2021 “represents the first step to restore certainty into the lives of young adults, students, and other aspiring Americans who want nothing more than to be an integral part of the fabric of this country.”
Kamala Harris’s campaign positions on immigration reform, aid to refugees, and poverty, align with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. But some Catholics won’t approve of her stance on abortion. Some advocates of religious freedom claim Harris has been openly hostile to their beliefs.
Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young undocumented adults brought to the U.S. as minors obtain some sort of permanent legal status.
Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, along with Catholic bishops from across the country, is taking part in the #iMarch campaign, a national day of action for immigration reform, on Wednesday, Dec. 6.