Standing for DACA 

November 19, 2019

Last week more than ten Plymouth members, most holding neon pink or green signs supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), joined the crowd of DACA recipients and other supporters to rally on the steps of the US District Courthouse in Seattle. Brave, young, undocumented men and women shared their stories, some for the first time, of their fear and anxiety and then relief as DACA gave them a way to be educated and to work here. Seattle is home for them. There were many inspiring speakers, including our own pastor, Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown. Her strong, beautiful voice also led other faith leaders and the crowd in singing. She reminded us as Christians that going to church isn’t enough – we need to be standing for justice. Thank you to all who were able to be present.

Remember that this is only the beginning. The US Supreme Court has heard the cases and the fate of 700,000 people rests in their hands. Their decision may come at any time, but we need to do more. DACA was never met to be a permanent solution. We need to keep working for comprehensive immigration reform. Come to Room 321 after worship this Sunday to learn more about Immigration Ministry and watch for upcoming opportunities to learn more and to act again with the Immigration Ministry Team.



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