Daring to Dream: Truths about DACA

Posted: September 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

In the interest of dealing with facts rather than ideological fantasy, here you go:

These young people were brought into this country as children.
They are not here illegally.
Every two years their papers are renewed.
They are documented.
They cannot remain if they commit a serious crime.
They cannot receive welfare.
They are here and have been here, contributing to our society, our economy, our country.

Okay, now that is out of the way, it’s time to cut through political double-speak:

There is no emergency that requires some kind of action now. All deadlines are purely arbitrary.
This repeal does not address the predicament of the nation or the immigrants.
This will destabilize families and our society.
It diminishes one of the great skill pools in our midst.
They do not take the jobs of Americans away from them.
Companies really do want their skill and commitment.
Cutting this program before congress legislates is immoral and unnecessary.
The “base” that pressured the Administration to take this action does not represent the majority of the American public. It does not represent me.

  1. Nancy Miller says:

    And it does not represent me.

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