We've heard a lot about DACA recipients. It's time we hear from them.
The lives and futures of nearly a million young adults in our country are hanging in the balance. They were brought into the United States as young children and now - of no fault of their own - are forced to live in the shadows fearing deportation to a country they've never known.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) did not give them a pathway to citizenship, but it did allow them the opportunity to drive, work and reduce their fear of deportation. Just over a week ago, that program was canceled and these young women and men left to live in fear, trauma and uncertainty.
In this webinar, we will meet Nohemi - a DACA recipient - who will share her story and invite us into the disorientation of this moment. We will also learn from theologian and policy expert, Matthew Soerens, who will brief us on this rapidly changing situation and offer us insight on how to take seriously Jesus mandate to "welcome the stranger" with care and compassion in this moment.
*Even if you can't attend, still register for the webinar and we'll email you a recording of the video conversation.