Archbishop Jose Gomez urges action to protect DACA youths

Calls for Catholics in the Los Angeles archdiocese to​ urge their representatives in the U.S. House to protect young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents

Immigration activists and those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, take part in a rally Sept. 12 in Washington to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Afterward, they went to Capitol Hill to deliver a million signatures to Congress. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)

With a deadline looming for congressional action, Archbishop José H. Gomez is calling on Catholics and all people in the Los Angeles Archdiocese to urge their House representatives to protect more than 800,000 young men and women who were brought to this country as minors by undocumented parents. 

Most of these young people have been living without authorization in this country for more than a decade. They face deportation if Congress fails to act by March 5, 2018, to renew protections currently extended under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

“Our elected officials know what they need to do,” Archbishop Gomez said. “They need to know right now that we care — and that millions of voters care also.” 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has created a special webpage to help Catholics contact their legislators. For details, go to http://action.thenextamerica.org

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  1. Here is a thought experiment:

    Go sit in the Cathedral and Los Angeles around closing time. When they ask you to leave because they are closing (your presence “unauthorized”), tell them that you will be staying nevertheless your unauthorized status and that “in order to show the Church care[s]” you should not be removed.

    How would that go?

    • Anonymous says:

      Not very well, Joe. I’d bet on it. Our bishops glory in giving selfless and “giving-all, loving all, admitting all” sermons. Why not? They’ll never have to pay for a meal or foot a bill. A purple skullcap brings them 5-star treatment while they actively serve and after they retire. Do any of them pay the bill for the real, this-world costs of their utopian schemes? No, they are immune. We, the people in the pews, pay for their profligacy of social demands. Let’s see if they are willing to put their easy life to the test. For starters, send the bleeding-heart phony Apostle McElroy to live full-time in a soup kitchen on skid row. That will get rid of his substantial paunch—apparently he’s not used to fasting. It may even…

    • Anonymous says:

      Joe, you have to keep this clear in your mind: the Latinos supply the numbers; the Anglos supply the cash. If Anglos are the forgotten ones in the Archdiocese, stop the flow of cash until even Gomez figures out who are the geese laying the golden eggs.

  2. This is so infuriating. Archbishop Gomez should stand in front of a PP with his protesters and protest abortion.

  3. Clinton R. says:

    I wonder when Archbishop Gomez will care about protecting legal citizens like Kate Steinle from being killed by illegal aliens?

  4. Clean up the Anaheim Religious Education Congress, Archbishop, before you lecture anyone else about anything at all. Until you rid that catechetical conference of every dissident speaker and liturgical abuse, you have no credibility. You know about what goes on there, but you do nothing to stop it year after year. Why are you focusing on what doesn’t concern Catholic Faith when you tolerate the rotting of the Faith in your own archdiocese?

  5. What’cha mean We, Tonto?

  6. Michael McDermott says:

    DACA: Key Link in America’s Chain Migration
    https://immigrationreform.com/2017/10/04/daca-key-link-americas-chain-migration/
    Recent immigrants to the United States bring more than three additional migrants into this country – an average that’s 30 percent higher than the “chain migration” rate of the early 1980s.

    The numbers will only go up if amnesty is granted to some 800,000 recipients of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

    U.S. chain migration policies allow immigrants, upon attaining citizenship, to petition for adult brothers and sisters, adult sons and daughters, and parents. Each of those individuals can, in turn, do the same, thereby establishing multiple new family chains.

    The endless…

  7. Michael McDermott says:

    DACA: Key Link in America’s Chain Migration

    The endless piling-on process – unique to the United States – yields millions more newcomers without regard to their labor skills or their impact on native-born workers. Meantime, sponsorship of parents is graying the U.S. migrant chain, with attendant strains and yet-to-be-calculated costs to the nation’s health care system.

    Out of 33 million immigrants admitted to the United States from 1981 to 2016, about 20 million – 61 percent — were chained migrants.

  8. President Trump got DACA right. Give´em something to think about.

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