Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson isn't happy with President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.
Bishop Tyson is one of four Roman Catholic Bishops who on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Tuesday decrying the decision. Tyson is Chairman of the conferences Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of migrants, refugees and travelers. He tells KIT News the announcement recreates the quote 'spin cycle of fear.' "It creates a lot of uncertainty of how this is going to roll out how this is going to work. What happens with people who have work permits that are going to expire. How do we work with all of this. It just creates needless fear."
Tyson says he wants to hear directly from young people impacted by the decision as part of the listening process to prepare for the 2018 meeting of bishops called by Pope Francis. Listening sessions are planned for later this month.
Bishop Tyson will talk about the issue on The Morning News at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.