BY ISN STAFF | September 5, 2018
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH — The Ignatian Solidarity Network stands with undocumented young people whose dignity was undermined one year ago today when the Trump Administration initiated the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Over the past year, through our work in partnership with Ignatian network schools, parishes, and social ministries across the country, we have witnessed firsthand the contributions that DACA recipients are making as campus and community leaders.
However, these same individuals consistently express tremendous fear and uncertainty regarding their ability to complete their education and pursue careers, their safety and the safety of their families, and their ability to remain part of communities that they have called home and contributed to for a significant portion of their lives.
One year later, our support for DACA recipients is unyielding — the Ignatian Solidarity Network stands with undocumented young people and we call on our political leaders to sustain the goals of DACA, while working for long-term comprehensive immigration reform that respects the dignity of all those who migrate.