New US bishops' president Gomez: DACA immigrants are victims of partisan bickering
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The U.S. owes a moral obligation to the 700,000 Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) immigrants whose fate was argued Nov. 12 before the U.S. Supreme Court, said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.
The “failures” of the nation’s leaders in Washington to make “comprehensive reforms" to immigration policy “cut across party lines,” and date back to 1986 which was the last time Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform, wrote Gomez in a
published days before his election Nov. 12 as the first Hispanic president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ahead of the Nov. 12 oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, the 67-year-old prelate said there were “no doubt” constitutional and legal questions “raised by DACA and how it was enacted.”
“But we need to be clear: The fate of these young adults should never have been in the courts in the first place,” the archbishop wrote
, online news outlet
of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. “And it would not be, if our leaders in Washington would simply set aside their political interests and come together to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.”
The court heard arguments on three separate appellate court rulings that have blocked President Donald Trump's 2017 order to end DACA -- a 2012 program created by President Barack Obama's executive order that has enabled about 700,000 qualifying young people, known as "Dreamers" to work, get health insurance, a driver's license and not face deportation. These young adults arrived in the U.S. as children without legal documentation. The House of Representatives passed legislation to legalize the DACA immigrants and it is stalled in the U.S. Senate.
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on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:15AM