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Justice For Immigrants

"Every migrant is a human person who, as such, possesses fundamental, inalienable rights that must be respected by everyone and in every circumstance." ~ Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth, 62

Important Links on Deferred Action on Immigration
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    Deferred action allows an individual to remain in the United States temporarily but does not provide a path to permanent residence or citizenship. One of these actions will expand the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was initiated in 2012.
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    Another will give parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents the opportunity to defer their deportation for three years and receive work authorization. This is known as DAPA, which stands for Deferred Action on Parental Accountability. Applications for the expanded DACA will not be accepted until probably February and DAPA applicants will likely have to wait until May at the earliest. These actions will offer some temporary relief and keep families together.
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    Because many details are still being developed by the government, it is best to refer to the following websites for the latest information.
  • Administrative Relief Resource Center
    Information and resources in English, Spanish and other languages (
  • CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
    Administrative Relief (AR) Resources
  • St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    Executive Action on Immigration
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración
  • Suggestions for What Parishes and Schools Can Do Now

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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