Catholic Bishop wants to hear from “Dreamers”

President Obama greets audience members at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 2014 Awards Gala dinner/ (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Bishop Joseph Tyson of the Diocese of Yakima will hold a listening session in Wenatchee on Thursday to listen to the concerns of young Catholics concerned about President Trump’s plan to end DACA, or the Deferred Action on Childhood Deportation program.  Trump has given Congress six months to come up with a permanent replacement for DACA which shields young immigrants from deportation.

The Wenatchee World reported Tyson plans to share the concerns he hears from local “Dreamers” covered under the DACA program during a meeting with the Pope later this month.  Tyson chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees, and Travelers.

The listening session is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Parish hall

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