NHCLC, World Relief urge Congress to act on immigration reform after judge blocks DACA, declaring it illegal

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A recent ruling by a Texas federal judge prohibits new applications from being filed for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, that protects some people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children from being deported.

The ruling only applies to future DACA applicants and doesn’t affect anyone who has already applied for the program. . .

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, released a statement on Saturday expressing his desire that Congress pass a law to rectify the issue.

“America’s endless string of broken promises to our Dreamers lays entirely at the feet of one branch of the United States government: Congress,” Rodriguez stressed.

“It isn’t for our presidents, judges or justices to make our laws. Congress must do that. Inaction in a Democrat-controlled Congress is equally reprehensible as inaction by a Republican-controlled Congress. Both lead to gross injustice.”

 

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