H. Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process for undocumented youth "a good move in the right direction," but he said the synod would continue to work toward legalization of the DREAM Act. The process halts deportation of undocumented immigrant youth, allowing many who arrived in the U.S. before age 16 and are under age 30 to apply for work permits. The Southwestern Texas Synod will help some of its youth pay the fee to enroll in the process. "This is one small step to help our youth remain active in our ministries and contribute to our society, and we are happy to support them," said Southwestern Texas Bishop Ray Tiemann. For more information, visit www.elca.org/news.
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