Published on January 25, 2017
Action Alert from U.S. Catholic bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign (JFI):
Please Support the BRIDGE Act and Protect DACA Youth
There are more than 750,000 young people who have received and benefitted from DACA. These youth entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. They are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DACA youth and their families as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Read USCCB and Catholic Charities USA’s letter to Senators.
Ask your Senators and Representative to support and co-sponsor the BRIDGE ACT by sending the following message or send your message from the JFI Take Action page.
As a Catholic I write to express my strong support for the “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act,” S.128/H.R. 496. The BRIDGE Act protects the dignity of DACA-eligible youth by ensuring that these individuals, who were brought to the United States as children and are contributing so much to our nation, can continue to live their lives free of the anxiety that they could be deported at any time to a country they do not know and separated from their families.
I urge you to:
• Support and co-sponsor the BRIDGE Act (S.128/H.R. 496); and
• Continue to work towards larger legislative reform of our immigration laws.
The Catholic community stands with you in support of the BRIDGE Act and vows to work with you to reform our immigration system in a humane and common-sense manner.