Ask Your US Representatives to Support The Bridge Act Today
On January 12th Senators
Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the BRIDGE (Bar
Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) Act, S.128.
Known as HR 496 on the House side, this bipartisan bill is an effort to
sustain the temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility
offered to youth through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
the BRIDGE Act, young people who came to the United States as children
would be able to maintain their eligibility to work and live in the U.S.
without the fear of deportation and family separation so long as they
meet certain requirements, such as showing a commitment to education or
honorable service in our military and having no history of serious
have been more than 750,000 young people who have received and
benefitted from DACA. These youth entered the U.S. as children and know
America as their only home. They are contributors to our economy,
veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and
leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long
supported DACA youth and their families as we believe in protecting the
dignity of every human being, especially that of our children.
Ask your Senators and Representative to support and co-sponsor the BRIDGE ACT.