Sister Tracy Kemme, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati nun, has lived and worked at the El Paso-Juarez border volunteering at a shelter for migrants and at a Latino parish. She now works with immigrants in Cincinnati.

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A Prayer to the Supreme Court: Keep Immigrant Families Together

by Tracy Kemme 06-17-2016

Image via Katherine Burgess / RNS

A few weeks ago after Mass at our local parish, I spoke with David, a young Guatemalan father who was anxious about the future. His concerns were understandable.

David is a devoted Catholic, a hard worker, and a family man. “I have been here for several years now, and my children are citizens,” he told me, gazing warmly at his chubby son in the stroller. “I worry that someday [the immigration authorities] will deport me and send me far away from them. This DAPA thing — it is the only hope to keep my family together.”