‘Reprehensible,’ ‘unconscionable’: Christian leaders react to Trump’s decision to overturn DACA

Source: The Washington Post

 September 5 at 5:42 PM

Demonstrators hold signs during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in front of the White House on Sept. 5. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

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  1. In the whole debate on migrants and ‘illegals’ and such common sense seems to be missing. Why deport people that are well integrated, pay taxes, contribute to the welfare of the society? Crazy.

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