TEXAS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE DISAPPOINTED IN SUPREME COURT RULING REGARDING U.S. V. TEXAS
Today’s June 23 Supreme Court decision affects millions of children and youth living in fear of deportation, only because their parents are seeking to improve their lives and their futures.
The Catholic bishops of Texas are deeply disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed, by a 4-4 decision, the lower court’s blockage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Our nation’s immigration policies are broken, and legislators strenuously disagree on which statutes should be amended. Given the large number of undocumented immigrants in the country, this ruling serves to keep many of our youngest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters “living in the shadows.”
The Texas Catholic Conference urges all Americans to pray that leaders of both parties be guided to work together toward a more comprehensive immigration reform effort. Respect for human life and dignity demands that our national leaders put people before politics. The Texas Catholic Conference does not advocate for political positions; we advocate for vulnerable families and children. We stand ready to work with all people of good will to achieve a comprehensive solution.
The Texas Catholic Conference is the association of the Roman Catholic bishops of Texas. Through the TCC, the bishops provide a moral and social public policy voice that includes monitoring all legislation pertaining to Catholic moral and social teaching; accredit the state’s Catholic schools; and maintain records that reflect the work and the history of the Catholic Church in Texas.