Source: The Washington Post
President Trump’s decision to end a program that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, known as “dreamers,” to stay in the country, received fast condemnation from many corners of the faith world.
Religious leaders, including some of the evangelicals who have remained steadfast in their support for Trump, expressed their disappointment that Trump would reverse the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In a strongly worded statement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the decision “reprehensible.”
“Now, after months of anxiety and fear about their futures, these brave young people face deportation,” they wrote. “This decision is unacceptable and does not reflect who we are as Americans.”