Statement of Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Washington D.C. – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, released the following statement today on the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“I fully support and echo the statement made by my brother bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I find it very regrettable and harmful that the Trump Administration made the decision to end the DACA program in its current form. I join those who urge that Congress moves swiftly on a permanent solution that ensures these young people can remain in the only homeland they have ever known.”

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