Friday, June 14, 2019

By Playing Politics with DACA Trump is Toying with Immigrant Lives


The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to review the lower court decisions enjoining the Trump administration's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Here are some thoughts in the Globe Post on the Trump administration's efforts -- unsuccessful to this point -- to rescind DACA.  The two concluding paragraphs read as follows:

"DACA unquestionably is an important issue. Sadly, the administration continues to play politics with peoples’ lives. Immigrants live and work in – and unquestionably are part of – our communities. Harsh rhetoric questioning their humanity, claiming that the nation is being invaded, and more will offer political benefits to the president but injure real people.

What the United States truly needs is for Congress to overhaul the immigration laws. The nation needs a 21st-century system for legal immigration. It needs a path to permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, and Temporary Protected Status holders. Until Congress acts, the nation will continue to see human casualties in the war on immigrants."


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