President Trump continues to talk about widespread immigration raids and there is fear in the community.
Do Not Panic But Be Prepared! Justice for Immigrants campaign has collected valuable educational resources on its website to help prepare for the possibility that an individual will be approached by an immigration or law enforcement officer. The website helps to know your rights, prepare families and connect with community resources.
Download and study these materials from CLINIC in a variety of languages before you need them. https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/As-immigration-policy-changes-so-does-work-of-Catholic-organizations/-3/382/38022
Share these materials and links with parishioners who may need them or who are working with immigrant communities.
Asylum Seekers. Continuing to reflect on the tragic deaths of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter in the Rio Grande, Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California and board chair of CLINIC joins his brother bishops in reminding us that seeking asylum is a legal process and asking that the Congress and Administration approve funds for humanitarian relief at the southern border.
ICYMI – Do Not Forget About DACA Renewals! Those who have been registered in the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may still seek renewal of their registrations. The Administration is still seeking Court approval for ending the program and the Supreme Court will hear argument on the continued viability of the program in the fall of this year or the spring of 2020. Those who can renew now should do so as soon as possible in case the Court ends or modifies DACA.