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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Real Issues Underlying the Dreamer Debate

The Real Issues Underlying the Dreamer Debate

John Horvat II
 

The problem with the “dreamer” debate is that it has little to do with children or their dreams. Most of the “dreamer children” are now adults. On average, the 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who entered America illegally as minors—alone, or brought by parents or relatives—are about 24-years-old today. […]

The Morality of President Trump’s DACA Decision

Richard P. Maggi
 

As the Congress begins to address the DACA issue in earnest, a review of the Catholic Church’s teachings on, and their application to, the issues involved should contribute to an informed national debate. In addressing political realities the Church has always been guided by two principles—recognizing and protecting the dignity of the person and advancing […]

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