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5 Major Christian Groups Lobbying for Congress to Replace DACA

5 Major Christian Groups Lobbying for Congress to Replace DACA

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Bishops across the U.S. are taking action to teach and shape policy in the face of accelerating threats over the erosion of freedom of religion in America. Archbishop Dolan also named Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to chair the new committee. Support for ad hoc committee work will include adding two full-time staff at the USCCB, a lawyer expert in the area of religious freedom law, and a lobbyist who will handle both religious liberty and marriage issues. | (Photo: Reuters/Mel Evans)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged their supporters to send letters to their senators in support of the "Dream Act of 2017" (S. 1615).

"The young people S. 1615 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities," stated the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants project.

"As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMERS as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children."

The letter not only calls upon senators to support the Dream Act, but also "to work towards larger legislative reform of our immigration laws."

"The faith community stands with you in support of the DREAM Act of 2017, S. 1615, and vows to work with you to reform our immigration system in a humane and common-sense manner," noted the letter.

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