Last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that February 26 would be a "National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers."
The Call-In Day is to advocate for Dreamers, who were brought into the United States by their parents as children.
Catholics are asked to contact their Senators and Representatives to urge them to vote for a bipartisan measure to preserve DACA as a Lenten Action. To participate in the National Call-In take the following steps on February 26:
1. Please call 855-589-5698 to reach the Capitol switchboard, and press 1 to connect to your Senators. Once you are connected to each Senator's office, please ask the person on the phone to deliver this simple message:
"I urge you to support a bipartisan, common-sense, and humane solution for Dreamers:
Protect Dreamers from deportation and provide them with a path to citizenship.
Reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children.
As a Catholic, I know that families are not "chains," but a blessing to be protected.
Act now to protect Dreamers, our immigrant brothers and sisters."
2. Please call 855-589-5698 a second time to reach the Capitol switchboard again, and press 2 to connect to your Representative. Once you are connected to the Representative's office, please ask the person on the phone to deliver the same message as above.