Texas Bishop Urges Courage Against DACA ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

Texas Bishop Urges Courage Against DACA ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, in defending the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, said Catholics “should have the courage to speak out to people against their politically motivated assaults against the innocent.” Bishop Seitz was referring to the threat by 10 state attorneys general to sue the federal government to end the DACA program if the Trump administration does not do so by Sept. 5. “Christians are fundamentally loving, giving people, just as Jesus was,” Bishop Seitz said during an Aug. 29 media conference call organized by Faith in Public Life. “But there were some things that angered Jesus, and they should anger us as well.” The “insistence” by the state attorneys general that the federal government not only stop DACA but also not to renew the applications of those who have already applied, often known as “dreamers,” “angers me, and it still does,” he added.