Justice for Immigrants-Bishop Zarama Asks Us to Contact Congress Again

I received with sadness today’s announcement in Washington, DC, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated. This program has been of such great assistance to so many in our Diocese who were brought to our country by their parents, often times as infants, having known no other nation. While we must certainly respect our borders and our laws, so we must also be guided in how we are to care for the least among us, including those who, through no fault of their own, have lived in our country for many years and now seek to make their own contribution to the greatness of our society… I join my brother Bishops in the United States in calling on Congress to promptly act, formulating and passing legislation as part of a substantive first step toward long needed comprehensive immigration reform in our country. I ask the faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh to join me in contacting members of Congress to urge this needed action.”… Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama

Please visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org/take-action/action-alerts/ to urge the passage of DACA protection