Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Fantastically expressed. Thank you.

Musings of a Millennial

Adding another thing to the list of “Terrible things Happening in America at this very second”, today the President rescinded DACA, effectively putting the lives of 800,000 people in limbo.

If my anger is palpable, I’m sorry. Immigration is a topic that really grinds my gears. It always has been. I get so angry when people forget the humanity of others, and immigration seems to be the time that it happens the most. I’m not going to pretend America doesn’t need immigration reform because we do. I’m not going to pretend illegal immigration isn’t wrong. But this was cruel. Senseless, and it’s going to do more harm than good.

But Tricia, you ask, What is DACA? Why should I care?

What is DACA?

DACA is an Obama-era policy that has protected 800,000 undocumented children from deportation. Because of this, they were able to grow up, get educations, start families and…

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Posted on 09/05/2017, in politics, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. From the article: “In the words of Paul Cuadros, “Being an American is so much more than just having citizenship. It’s that beat in your heart to be free, to be your own man, to have control over your own destiny. America has always been an idea. It has nothing to do with papers, documents, or immigration laws. It has a lot to do with ideals and dreams.”

    It has to do with being HUMAN!!

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Coldhearted and cruel.

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    Excerpts from Obama’s response:

    “…These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.

    …To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?

    Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.

    From today at this link: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-dreamers-decision-live-updates-washington-state-says-it-will-join-with-1504720942-htmlstory.html

    Lawyers for 15 states, led by New York and Washington, filed suit against President Trump on Wednesday over his planned repeal of the DACA program, arguing that federal authorities have “backtracked” on their promise to protect young immigrants who came forward and registered with the government. </blockquote.

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