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1,300 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter calling on Congress to Permanently Protect DACA Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug 3, 2020​

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1,300 Faith Leaders Sign National Letter calling on Congress to Permanently Protect DACA Recipients 

Washington, D.C. — Just one month after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Trump’s attempt to officially end DACA, last week, the Trump Administration said it will slash the length of deportation protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients from two years to one year, as well as reject all new applications for DACA protections. In response to this cruel attack on young immigrants, 1,300 faith leaders have signed a national letter calling on Congress to pass permanent protections for immigrants targeted by the administration’s immoral policies. 

“President Trump is devastating young immigrants to please white supremacists and distract from his failed policies and plummeting popularity. People of faith are standing with immigrants in defense of human lives and human dignity,” said Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life. “Congress cannot let the president get away with this cruel act. They must pass the Dream and Promise Act right now for DACA recipients and others who live in fear of deportation.”

The letter to Congress states, “When cruel laws and policies tear apart families and hurt our neighbors, the faith community unites to see that justice is done. We call on you to honor and join our efforts.”

To see the letter and a full list of signers, click here

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