By Paul Schmitt
With the debate over immigration intensifying on Capitol Hill, the program called DACA (Defferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has many in the Evangelical Christian community voicing their opinion on the possible deportation of undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. as children. Pastor Peter Mannoja from Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church says the solution may be political but it’s about treating all people with compassion.
President Trump ended the DACA program last September but gave Congress six months to find a solution. He argued that former President Barack Obama’s executive order was unconstitutional because the issue of immigration should be left to Congress to decide. According to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, there are over 689,000 active DACA recipients as of September 2017