Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DACA Explained

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is on the minds and hearts of many today. Hopefully, this article (written before the administration's announcement yesterday) will help us to have a greater understanding of DACA.

Especially during the next six months, let's continue to pray for immigrants -- especially those who are most affected by the decisions being made -- and those who make the decisions.

"God of the journey, God of the traveler, We pray for those who leave their homes in search of new beginnings and possibilities.  May they know your presence with them. We pray that those who seek to make a home in this country may find us welcoming and willing to help them find a path toward citizenship.  We pray that our legislators may find the wisdom and courage to enact new policies that do justice for our country and for those who would immigrate here.  We pray for those who fan the flames of fear and discrimination against the undocumented; may they be touched with your divine compassion. Amen" (from Collected Prayers for Immigrants, by Interfaith Worker Justice).

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