The Office of Social Justice mourns with the millions who are impacted by the President’s announcement to terminate the DACA program in the coming months. As followers of Jesus, we deeply lament the uncertainty and injustice that so many young immigrants are experiencing in the wake of the decision to end the DACA program. In Scripture, God’s call to “welcome the stranger” is clear and unequivocal — and so is the truth that “the stranger” often brings a blessing.
Dreamers have brought enormous blessings to our churches, communities, neighborhoods, and economies. We are grieving with the almost 800,000 young immigrants who will lose critical protections and opportunities given by DACA, unless Congress acts.
We call on Congress to swiftly and decisively offer a legislative solution to this devastating situation.
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