Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas has said that the Trump Administration's restrictive immigration measures are literally sending migrants to their death.
Immigrant youth are hoping that the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA will help efforts to strengthen it, thereby allowing them to continue living in the United States without fear of deportation.
Today’s court decision removes any judicial check on the Trump administration’s efforts to fast-track the deportations of asylum seekers who cannot show strong evidence of persecution in their home countries.
Trump denounced the high court's ruling that the administration improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017.
DACA was implemented in 2012 under an executive order from President Barack Obama, but in 2017, the Trump administration rescinded it with its own executive order.
“First, to DACA youth, through today’s decision and beyond,” the bishops said in a statement issued on June 18, “we will continue to accompany you and your families. You are a vital part of our church and our community of faith. We are with you.”