Boston –June 23, 2016—Deborah Kincade Rambo, President of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston stated, “This is a huge disappointment, leaving approximately 45,000 people continuing to live in Massachusetts in fear of deportation and without the immediate ability to improve their lives through education and good jobs. This underscores the need for Congress to step up and pass comprehensive and compassionate reform of our broken immigration system. Although Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will not be moving forward, many people are still eligible for other forms of immigration relief, including the current DACA program. They should seek quality immigration legal screening to find out if they qualify to apply for an immigration benefit right now.”
About Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston
For more than 110 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides nearly 100 programs and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. These services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served more than 200,000 people in need, regardless of faith. To learn more, visit ccab.org.