The DACA Deadline has Passed and Millions of Lives Hang in the Balance

FAN's Jason Miller risking arrest
FAN's Jason Miller risking arrest

Last week, as the arbitrary March 5th deadline imposed on Congress by the President to pass legislation for DACA recipients passed, hundreds rallied at the Capitol. FAN’s Jason Miller risked arrest along with a contingent of DREAMERS, and an interfaith contingent of Muslims and Jews, saying he was “inspired by the women religious and other Catholics who put their faith into action last week," during our Catholic Day of Action with Dreamers.

Although the Supreme Court upheld injunctions temporarily halting the president’s decision to end DACA, this decision still leaves millions of DREAMERS in limbo. We need a permanent solution.  We need a legislative pathway to citizenship so DREAMERS are protected from the fear of deportation. We must also find a way to protect their families. We must continue to take action.

1) Call your senators: 1-888-410-0619 (Call twice to reach both senators.)
2) Call your representative: 1-888-496-3502

Let all three of your elected officials know that we must have a permanent legislative solution for DREAMERS and their families that also rejects proposals that request expanded funding for deportation, detention, and border militarization.

Our work is far from over and we continue to stand in solidarity with DREAMERS and their families through prayer and action. For further reflection, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition released a statement reaffirming the urgent protection needed for Dreamers. For further action, here is an updated Interfaith Toolkit containing the Top 5 Ways to Take Action. We urge members to continue to call their members of Congress and support Dreamers.