Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 213

Bishop Hartmayer Urges Faithful to Contact Congress Members to Support DACA Registrants. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Savannah encourages all to contact federal legislators. The bishop laid out good reasons for supporting legislation to help those currently protected by DACA. He concluded: “Take a few moments to write, call or email your elected officials to express your support for pending legislation that will resolve the status of these DACA protected young men and women. I have already done so. It will be in our best interest for Congress to respond in a manner that does not interrupt the education, employment and dreams of these young people who yearn for reasonable and effective immigration policy.” Click here to read his full statement.

What Happens When Parents Are Deported Without Their Children? It is difficult to contemplate at Christmas, but parents at risk of deportation must prepare legal protection of their children. Do not leave children in the care of the State. Visit for a family preparedness guide and other resources.

As We Contemplate the Journey of the Holy Family at Christmas, keep in prayer those in the United States and around the world who have become refugees and migrants during 2017.

ICYMI — Confused By Immigration Law? Immigration law is complex but Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) offers training at all levels. You won’t become an expert, but their fundamentals program can help beginners sort information.