My Take: Time to act on ‘DACA solution’ is now

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My Take: Time to act on ‘DACA solution’ is now

January 30, 2018

The government shutdown is over and Congress still hasn’t passed a Dream Act. There is a promise from Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, that he will open the floor to debate and voting surrounding a “DACA solution.” Even so, there is no guarantee that the House would take up the bill. Our hope is members of Congress from Michigan will act with compassion and determination for those who are affected by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Christians, we encourage lawmakers to act in a way that is consistent with the message of the Bible.

We write as a pastor of City Life Church, and as a “Dreamer” who works in Immigrant Connection, a low cost immigration legal services office that is a ministry of the church. Our perspective is one we learned from the Bible, that all people — regardless of country of origin — are created in the image of God. Because of that, each person should be treated with respect, love even, and given the opportunity to contribute in God’s good world.

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