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Join us in supporting DACA youth

We urge the president to continue to give status to young people who have done nothing wrong, most of whom have only known life in the United States and who will make important contributions to it. Notre Dame intends to support these students and asks the administration to do the same. —Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame

STATEMENT BY REV. JOHN I. JENKINS, C.S.C.

The Catholic Bishops have long supported DACA youth and continue to do so. DACA youth are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes. These young people entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. The dignity of every human being, particularly that of our children and youth, must be protected. —USCCB

​STATEMENT BY U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

In light of the decision by the Trump administration to end the DACA program, the Center for Social Concerns will be hosting a Call In led by ND Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA) to promote the Dream Act on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Geddes Hall Coffee House from 11:00 a.m.–2: 00 p.m. SCIA will provide phone numbers for your respective Representatives and talking points on the Dream Act of 2017, as we're hoping the campus community will show its support for our DACA students by taking 10 minutes to stop by and make phone calls.
 
Can't make the Call In? Please call 1-888-496-3502 to be connected to your Representative and then call 1-888-410-0619 to be connected to your Senators' offices.
 
Sample script:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, STATE, ZIP]. As a person of faith, I strongly oppose President Trump rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move is devastating for my community. I urge the Senator/Representative to do everything in his/her power to protect the 800,000 DACA recipients from detention.