Brenda Blagg: Deferred no more

Trump, Sessions pull plug on child immigrants

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Unfortunately, the Trump administration on Tuesday moved to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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I believe there needs to be a way for the children who came here illegally to become legal if they are productive members of American society. However, at the same time, I believe we have to do something to stop perpetuating the problem of illegally entering America by offering the children amnesty once they get here. I would love to know what those workers (children of illegal immigrants) who have been here over 20 years would suggest to do about the problem of illegal immigration. They have been here for over 20 years and should have some great ideas on how to help the current problem. We have a legal process to come to America, and I don't believe it is right to give the adults a great reason to risk their lives and the lives of their children by allowing DACA to continue unabated. Would we want to make the rule of speeding that if you get caught speeding with children in the back seat then you won't get a ticket as long as your children are not causing problems? Right now there is a huge benefit for coming to America illegally with children and getting away with it until they are old enough to work. Would a wall help that problem and then we focus on giving hard working illegal iimmigrants a path to citizenship if they have been here a certain length of time with no arrests? I don't know, but Congress needs to do something. What do you think?

Posted by: teacherforlife

September 6, 2017 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )