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  • Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

    Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

    Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, said she spoke to the 100 DACA students, or “Dreamers,” at her school after the announcement that the program was ending and they were “extremely stressed out” and particularly worried for their families because their work permits are often the sole source of family income.

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  • Fears of anti-Catholic bias rise on both left and right

    Fears of anti-Catholic bias rise on both left and right

    In a judicial nominee hearing last week, Senator Diane Feinstein questioned whether the nominee’s adherence to Catholic teaching should prevent her from a federal appointment. Less than twenty-four hours later, former White House strategist Steve Bannon lambasted the Catholic bishops for their support for DACA. Some have wondered if the two incidents indicate an uptick in anti-Catholic bias in the United States.

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  • Pope Francis on Trump’s threat to DACA: That’s not “pro-life”

    Pope Francis on Trump’s threat to DACA: That’s not “pro-life”

    In remarks to reporters travelling back to Rome from Colombia on Monday, Pope Francis said he hasn’t studied the fine print of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, but in general dividing families isn’t “pro-life” because the family is the “cradle of life.” He also had sharp words for climate change skeptics, saying they should talk to a scientist.

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  • U.S. bishops fire back at Bannon’s comments on immigrants and DACA

    U.S. bishops fire back at Bannon’s comments on immigrants and DACA

    In a recent CBS interview, former White House strategist Steve Bannon lambasted the Church’s support for immigrants and claimed the U.S. Bishops are only interested in their plight in order to fill the pews. Bannon said the bishops are “just another guy with an opinion.”

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  • Defying Catholic appeals, Trump moves to end DACA program

    Defying Catholic appeals, Trump moves to end DACA program

    Despite appeals from Catholic leaders across the country, the Trump administration announced today that he would end the DACA program in six months if Congress failed to provide a permanent fix. Established in 2012, DACA provided protection to an estimated 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States as minors and allowed them to continue their education or employment. Catholic leaders have expressed outrage at the decision and pledged solidarity with immigrant communities.

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  • Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

    Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

    Catholic bishops around the country are writing to the Trump administration in an effort to convince the president to continue with DACA until comprehensive immigration reform can be achieved. The bishops of Arizona and New Mexico as well as Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles have been particularly vocal.

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