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USCCB: advice for immigrants eligible for Obama administration’s deferred-action program

Catholic World News - August 31, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs has published a document offering advice to immigrants eligible for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.

“Nearly one million young people have the opportunity to access temporary work authorization and protection from deportation under the Deferred Action,” writes Norma Montenegro Flynn, the USCCB’s assistant director of media relations. “The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) will allow talented young people to fully participate in our society. However, it is important to point out that this program will protect them from deportation only temporarily.”

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Sep. 02, 2012 12:17 PM ET USA

    So bishops applaud him now! But at the same time these same bishops claim that this same man is depriving “us” of our “religious liberties??!!” Mat 12:33: Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 31, 2012 9:56 PM ET USA

    Question: how can the chief executive of a nation under law unilaterally decide not to enforce a law? Answer: when it is Barry Obama trying to get re-elected. The better solution is to work cooperatively with the Congress to reform the immigration system; if Congress fails to do that job, or if the executive fails to do his job, the voters remove them. If the voters tolerate such non-performance, then shame on them and the entire nation will suffer.

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