Even though the National Catholic Call-in Day to Protect Dreamers has passed, Archbishop Cupich and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops encourage all of us to call our Senators and Representatives about this issue.
Your advocacy is critical to help the nearly 1.8 million Dreamers, young people who were brought into the United States by their parents as children. They may face deportation as soon as March 6th, unless Congress reaches a bipartisan deal to protect them. Please follow these easy steps:
Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol switchboard and press 1 to connect to your Senator or press 2 to connect to your Representative. Once you are connected to their office, please ask the person on the phone to deliver this simple message to your legislator:
“I urge you to support a bipartisan, common-sense, and humane solution for Dreamers: Protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship. Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children.
As a Catholic, I know that families are not “chains,” but a blessing to be protected. Act now to protect Dreamers, our immigrant brothers and sisters.”
After completing your call, please go to the Justice for Immigrants website to learn more about the JFI campaign. Also, please visit JFI’s DACA and Dreamer resource page for materials in English and Spanish that you can use to support these exemplary young people.