Advocacy

Support DACA During National Migration Week

This is especially relevant in light of the Resolution the Ladies of Charity USA passed in 2017 at the National Assembly in Kansas City.

Catholic Charities USA writes:

This week the Catholic Church in the United States led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) celebrates National Migration Week. The nearly 50-year-old program, serves as an opportunity to reflect on the circumstances of the nearly 65 million immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking displaced from their homes.

The theme of this year’s National Migration Week is “Many Journeys, One Family”. The theme coincides with the Share the Journey campaign a global campaign hosted by Caritas Internationalis and led in the US by Catholic Charities USA, USCCB and Catholic Relief Services.

Pope Francis has called on us to pray and provide support for our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees through the historic campaign, Share the Journey. Follow his call by speaking out on behalf of young people in our communities who are facing an uncertain future because of the administration’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The threat of being deported is looming for approximately 800,000 young people unless Congress acts to save the DACA program. America is the only home they have ever known, and ripping them from their families is unconscionable. In support of National Migration Week, here is how you can help.

Pray:

Good and gracious God, We pray for all people who are migrating
particularly those who are forced from their homes or separated from their families
because of threats of violence and persecution.
We ask that you protect and keep them safe.

Although we come from different countries,
and have our origins in different cultures,
we were all created by you, and are made in your image,
and therefore we all share an inalienable dignity
that is deserving of respect.

Lord, we ask that you give us the strength
to defend those who are marginalized,
to give aid to those in need,
to come to the defense of those
who are poor or vulnerable,
and to welcome those who are on the move into our homes and into our hearts.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen

Act:

Contact Congress today and urge them to support DREAMers

Join:

Support the Share the Journey campaign – a collaborative global campaign from Caritas Internationalis led in the U.S. by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services to raise awareness and support for the needs of migrants and refugees across the world.

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