This is a great post by Ed. I don’t think anyone can deny that Dreamers shouldn’t be punished for something that was out of their control. Dreamers have added to the rich tapestry that makes up our country which makes the rescission of DACA even more heartbreaking.

DearTedandJody

What I do not understand about the DACA debate.

T. Edward Westen, Ph.D. and Professor Emeritus, Central Michigan University.

September 5, 2017

As I listen to the talking heads on television, voices on the radio and stories in the print media I hear about the undocumented alien, children who only know the US and the rule of law, and a whole bunch of other “stuff” that the utter seems to think applied and makes sense. This is not to mention the assertion that if we can’t control our borders . . .

The people in the DACA program were brought here illegally as children by their parents. They were in fact kidnapped from their native countries, even it if was for a good reason. DACA participants are victims of a crime—they are kidnap victims. Unlike kidnap victims in domestic kidnapping cases, they have no family that we can return them…

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