Immigration, especially unauthorized immigration, is a controversial issue in the United States. While the US Bishops have released a clear statement in defense of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA), Catholics, too, remain divided.
As Catholic missionaries, we in Maryknoll think first and foremost of the people most affected by the issue - those who are living in the United States without legal status. We know them, we work with them, they are our friends and family members, and many of them are fellow Catholics. We are guided by the call to recognize, love, and respond to the presence of Christ in them.