Bishop Barres statement on DACA



DATE: September 5, 2017

RE: Rescission of DACA

FROM: Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Diocese of Rockville Centre stands in unison with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in its position seeking the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The USCCB along with the Diocese of Rockville Centre believes in the dignity of every human being, particularly that of our children and youth must be protected. Today’s decision makes clear the need to promote and pursue comprehensive immigration reform in our country. Following the recent pastoral visit to our Diocese by Cardinal Rosa Chavez, we will continue to be present to our beautiful Hispanic community and in solidarity with them.