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DACA & DAPA: I stand with my brothers and sisters who are undocumented today

I stand with my brothers and sisters who are undocumented today. I pray that the stories of immigrant families who reflect our nation’s identity speak to the justices of the Court. This is not just a political issue -- it is a "people" issue and our country's values and its families are at stake. We cannot betray our nation’s values of justice and compassion.
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Jesuits Speak on What is At Stake In DACA/DAPA Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court is preparing to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas—the legal case that currently blocks implementation of the President’s DAPA and DACA expansion programs. Advocates, including Fr. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, as well as affected individuals, spoke about what is at stake for the millions of immigrant families impacted by the ruling, during a Capitol Hill press conference on March 8, 2016.
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When Some Say "No" : Advocating for Immigration Reform Amid New Challenges

Governors and members of Congress are saying they will not accept Syrian refugees into their States, Speaker of the House Representative Paul Ryan has declared immigration reform dead, and a Federal District Court ruled against the Obama administration in a case that could limit their ability to expand deferred action programs to additional undocumented individuals. What does all this mean for advocates calling for human migration policies?