Catholic Call-in Day for Dreamers set for Feb. 26
Please join Bishop James A. Tamayo, his brother bishops of the United States, and other Catholics in urging Congress to protect Dreamers, young people who were brought to this country as minors and are now facing potential deportation from the country they call home. More information is in the attachment. Please read below to see how Catholic Charities-Diocese of Laredo can help Dreamers and DACA receipients.
Parishes are asked to consider including this information in the February 25 bulletin, pulpit announcements and any other means you deem appropriate to alert Catholics of this request by the leadership of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. A bulletin insert is attached, for your convenience, which contains details. Please note we have NOT received this material in Spanish.
Feb. 19, 2018
USCCB President, Vice President, and Migration Chair Announce National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26
WASHINGTON—Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, together issued the following statement:
“We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers. With the March 5th deadline looming, we ask once again that Members of Congress show the leadership necessary to find a just and humane solution for these young people, who daily face mounting anxiety and uncertainty.
“We are also announcing a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. This coming weekend, we will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.
“Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action.”
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Upcoming events with Catholic Charities
Friday, Feb. 23rd, 8:30 AM: TUNE IN to KHOY! Catholic Charities will appear with Dreamers with Ruben in the Morning
Monday, Feb. 26th, 7:30 AM: TUNE IN to KHOY! Catholic Charities will appear with Dreamers with Ruben in the Morning
Monday, Feb. 26th, 10:00 AM: Press Conference with DREAMERS and Catholic Charites at 1919 Cedar Ave. (corner of Cedar Avenue / Fremont St.) Laredo, Texas 78040