Donald Trump Needlessly Put DREAMers in Danger

Christians from all backgrounds spoke out to address the needless cruelty of Donald Trump’s opposition to DACA and his decision to create chaos in American communities and in the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people when he removed DACA protections. It required the Supreme Court to halt his misguided policy. He’s still trying.

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“It is morally reprehensible. For goodness sake, enough is enough. They can't be bargaining chips in a deal. I mean, these kids lost their status. And they're living in perpetual limbo. They were raised here. They weren't brought here because they voted, you know, I want to come to America. It's morally reprehensible to even have them in this current state.”

- Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

After Praying At His Inauguration, Pastor Splits With Trump Over Immigration Views”, National Public Radio, January 21, 2018

“Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, said the administration's action...was "irresponsible and recalcitrant…

The bishop went on to say, in a statement, the directives "make no moral or practical sense" and will "only further cripple the recovery, especially for the vulnerable."

“Faith leaders criticize Trump's plan to reject new DACA applicants”, National Catholic Reporter, July 29, 2020

“The Trump administration’s morally misguided decision to arbitrarily end the DACA program endangers young people who were brought to the U.S. as children without documents, also known as “Dreamers," who under the program have been able to get temporary permits to live and work in the U.S. and be protected from deportation.

The faith community strongly opposes the ending of DACA on moral, spiritual and religious grounds, which were outlined in an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court by more than 100 leaders from a broad spectrum of faiths.”

- Michigan clergy Fr. Stephen Dudek and Rev. Dr. Jill Zundel

“Opinion: Faith leaders support Michigan Dreamers during DACA hearings”, Detroit News, November 12, 2019