Catholic Charities Atlanta Responds to the Revocation of the “Dreamers” Act
ATLANTA, GA (September 2017) – Catholic Charities Atlanta issued the following statement in response the administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Catholic Charities Atlanta is deeply disappointed that the DACA program is being eliminated without a permanent solution in place for the 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children.
DACA recipients serve in our armed forces, are active members of the clergy, and are dedicated workers and students. Ending DACA is the equivalent of turning our backs on these young people and mandates a Call to Action. It is time to let your representatives in Congress know that we need immigration reform that reflects the dignity and worth of the human person.”
To assist those affected in the Atlanta area, Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Immigration Legal Services team is hosting a workshop to assist individuals whose work permit expires between now and March 5, 2018 as these individuals have until October 5, 2017 to renew. The workshop will be held from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 23rd. Please call 678-222-3920 for details.
For additional information:
- Statements from our partner organizations:
- Catholic Charities USA Overview of the Recession of DACA
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA Announcement
- USCIS FAQ’s regarding DACA
- USCIS DACA Fact Sheet on Recession of DACA
- To reach out to your congressmen, please see sample letters from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Justice for Immigrants Program.
For media inquiries, please contact Stephanie Ungashick at 404-920-7759.
For more information about the DACA Renewal Workshop, please call 678-222-3920.
To register for the DACA Renewal Workshop, please click here: http://dacaworkshop.rsvpify.com