Bishop Lawrence Persico statement on DACA

The United States of America made promises to young people known as the “dreamers,” immigrants whose parents brought them across the border into the United States before their 16th birthday.

Congress has now been given six months to write a law that would ensure the continuation of the program, originally created through a presidential executive order.

I add my voice to that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urging Congress to find a legislative solution. The full statement by the USCCB can be found at