Bishop Deeley’s Statement on Decision to End DACA

However, every DACA employee’s situation is potentially different and employers should not attempt to give immigration advice about their status in the United States. Even still, he paid out-of-state tuition for the chance to study at the Northern Virginia Community College, paying whatever he could save or borrow from family members for the chance at a degree.

There are approximately 22,000 young Filipino immigrants who are eligible to apply for benefits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Transcript of U.S. Sen. The Archdiocese of St. Louis was among supporters of the event.

And both are among the 800,000 people who sought protection from deportation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, when it was established by the Obama administration in 2012. He stated, “Throughout our Catholic tradition, we have learned to be attentive to the needs of the poor, the marginalized, and the vulnerable”. In faith, we have come to recognize and know the face of Christ in the migrant and refugee. “The Archdiocese of St. Louis will continue to be a place of welcome, service, and mutual hospitality, especially to the suffering and most vulnerable among us”.

The law as it stands now does not grant DACA recipients, also known as “Dreamers”, any legal status – unless Congress amends the existing immigration laws.

– For individuals whose DACA status expires between Tuesday and March 5, 2018, USCIS can still adjudicate their renewal requests, but only if they’re received by October 5, 2017.

“It is motivation, because it makes me want to say ‘Okay, if they want to take this opportunity away, I’m going to show them why I deserve this opportunity, ‘” Torres said. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. Practically, employers have a responsibility to re-verify the Form I-9 when any individual’s work permit (Employment Authorization Document – EAD) expires, if the employee presented that document when he or she originally completed the Form I-9 upon hire.

Considered an worldwide student, she pays three times the tuition as in-state students. She has no real ties to the country where she was born.

“People with citizenship who have the privilege of speaking up, it’s our duty to be on the front lines”, said Luis Macias, Assistant Professor at the University.

Local immigration lawyers like Rob Heroy said the Dreamers he represents are scared now. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision to rescind the program September 5. It won’t be easy but we are looking for a legislative solution.

Terminating the DACA program within 6 months will afford the U.S. Congress time to enact a law benefitting the DACA recipients.

Corey Stewart, the Republican chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and a longtime advocate for policies cracking down on undocumented immigrants, welcomed Trump’s DACA decision.

He said it is precisely because this action is contrary to the American spirit, and to common sense, that business leaders, faith leaders, economists, and Americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today.

The New American Economy, a group of business leaders and city mayors, points out that some of the Dreamers serve in the US military.

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