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Why Evangelicals Want Immigration Reform

11 September 2017

By Virginia Postrel

When Donald Trump reversed the Obama-era executive order giving legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, he got pushback from religious leaders. Their response illustrates the ways, expected and unexpected, in which immigrants are changing American Christianity.

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Faith organizations condemn Trump’s decision to end DACA

9 September 2017

By Earle Cornelius

The Trump administration’s decision this week to cancel Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has been universally condemned by religious organizations in this country.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the ruling “reprehensible.” The United Methodist Church termed the decision “not only unconscionable, but contrary to moral work and witness.” The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for public policy, called on Congress to act to protect the “Dreamers.”

Read more from Lancaster Online >>

White House rescinds Dreamers program, gives Congress time

6 September 2017

By Tom Strode

The Trump administration announced Sept. 5 the repeal of a program that has protected people brought illegally to the United States as children by their parents, but it also provided a window of time for Congress to act in response.

In a morning briefing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the revocation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA), a 2012 order by President Obama that gave relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country before their 16th birthday. Obama issued the executive order after Congress failed for more than a decade to pass proposals to address the issue.

Read more from the Biblical Recorder >>

Trump Ends DACA, Will Gradually ‘Wind Down’ Law; Calls on Congress to Act

5 September 2017

By Michael Gryboski

President Donald Trump will end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which temporarily protected immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children, with a gradual winding down of the law so Congress can have time to pass legislation. 

At a White House press briefing on Tuesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would be “rescinded.”

Read more from The Christian Post >>

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