On September 5, 2017 our Cardinal Joseph Tobin published a statement on the rescission of DACA. The statement is on the Archdiocese of Newark’s website rcan.org. In it the cardinal writes,
“It is plainly and clearly wrong for this Administration to use as a political tool the lives, futures and security of some 800,000 young people whose only crime, if you ever could call it that, was that they lovingly and obediently accompanied their parents in pursuit of the dream of freedom and opportunity. . .
One can’t hide behind the term 'legality' in rescinding DACA. That is an abandonment of humanity, and abandonment of talented and hopeful young people who are as American as you and I. . . .
Rescinding DACA without having in place through Congress an equivalent and permanent protection for these Americans does not advance society or exemplify our best ideals and beliefs. It is, rather, an abandoning of humanity.”
Click here to read Cardinal Tobin’s entire brief statement. Ponder his words and consider doing all that you can to assist the DACA youth.
Click here to go to the USCCB Action Center which can be used to send messages to our federal officials.
Click here to read the USCCB's Decouncement of the U.S. Administration's Decision to end DACA in which they strongly urge Congress to find a legislative solution.