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U.S.C.C.B. ACTION ALERT • MAY 2, 2018

Protect Dreamers by Supporting the USA Act of 2018 and the DREAM Act of 2017

Justice for Immigrants
Ask Representatives to
Support HR 4796, the USA Act of 2018,
and HR 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017;
AND to Move Legislation Forward
to a Vote in the House

Without a legislative solution, Dreamers' futures remain uncertain and they live in fear of deportation. Congress should take urgent action to protect these extraordinary young people.

H.R. 4796, the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018, was introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) in the House of Representatives and has more than 50 bipartisan co-sponsors.

The USA Act would protect and provide Dreamers with a path to citizenship as long as they satisfy residency, age and education, military or employment requirements. Additionally, H.R. 4796 augments border security with the use of new technology, seeks to address root causes of migration from Central America, and increases staffing resources for immigration courts to carry out their work.

The U.S. Bishops support both the Dream Act and the USA Act. The Dream Act remains the ideal legislative solution. And while the USA Act can still be improved upon, as written it is a compromise bill that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and offers proportionate border security measures.

We are urging the House of Representatives to urgently move forward these pieces of legislation. Send your letter in support for the USA Act and the Dream Act and urge legislative action today!

Read the Bill:
Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 or the USA Act of 2018>

Read the Bill:
The Dream Act of 2017>

Take Action Now - Send a message to your U.S. Representative>

Read Vatican News Article: "US Bishops urge Congress to pass Uniting and Securing America Act">

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To protect Jesus with Mary, to protect the whole of creation, to protect each person, especially the poorest, to protect ourselves: this is a service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out, yet one to which all of us are called, so that the star of hope will shine brightly. Let us protect with love all that God has given us!

Pope Francis
St. Peter's Square
March 19, 2013

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