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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012. USCCB supports DACA youth and has supported the DREAM Act in the years it was introduced in Congress. Below are some resources, including backgrounders and letters of support from past and present USCCB Chairs of the Committee on Migration. In addition, take action below by signing our action alert in support of the DREAM Act of 2017:

USCCB Committee on Migration Support of DACA Statement – July 18, 2017. Read the statement in Spanish here.

NEW!!! Comparison chart between potential DACA Legislation

DREAM Act of 2017 Letter of Support to Representatives, here is a PDF Version of the letter Supporting the DREAM Act

DREAM Act of 2017 Letter of Support to Senators

Background on the Dream Act 2017

Action Alert in Support of the Dream Act of 2017

View our resource on the Differences between the DREAM Act and BRIDGE Act

Background on DACA in English and in Spanish

Joint BRIDGE Act Letter of Support from USCCB and Catholic Charities USA – January 2017

What You Need to Know About Existing DACA Requirements and DACA Advocacy in English and in Spanish

In District DACA talking points in English and in Spanish

Previous Statements on DACA and the Dream Act:

USCCB Statement on DACA – August 30, 2017

USCCB Statement on DACA – September 12, 2017

USCCB Statement on DACA – June 15, 2012 

Archbishop Wester Statement on DREAM Act – June 15, 2012

USCCB Statement on the DREAM Act – June 28, 2011


Individual Bishops’ Statements on DACA

Archbishop Gomez on Introduction of DREAM Act of 2017

Statements from Bishops and Catholic Conferences


Source: USCCB