SEATTLE – The bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision against the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“DACA recipients are all around us and are valued members of our community,” Archbishop Paul D. Etienne and Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg said in a June 18 statement.
“The Catholic Church believes in the inherent human dignity of every person from conception until natural death and the Gospel imperative to protect the most vulnerable, including children,” the bishops added. “DACA recipients were brought to the United States as children and should be allowed to continue to manifest their God-given potential in the only country they have known as their home.”
The bishops also called for “the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients from future attempts to remove them” as well as “much-needed immigration reform to correct the many injustices and inequities that continue to be a part of our current system.”
Read the full statement below.