Take DACA Off the Table

There is a bipartisan consensus that the so-called Dreamers should not be deported. So let them stay.

There is a bipartisan consensus that the so-called Dreamers, those who fall under DACA, should not be deported if they have not committed a crime.

So keep them.

Congress seems intent on trying to find thousand page solutions to one page problems. It is a disease that afflicts both parties and only empowers lobbyists, congressional staffers who will become lobbyists, and unelected bureaucrats.

Congress can and should do this. The law is very simple. All those who registered or otherwise qualified under the executively enacted program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shall be made permanent resident aliens of the United States and each of the states may decide how to treat said individuals for purposes of benefits in the state.

Ta-da.

But various congressmen and lobbyists want to answer and deal with so many more questions. Each of those questions, however, raises other issues and potential problems. Here, however, there is bipartisan consensus. Do not deport the Dreamers unless they have committed a felony or repeat misdemeanors. Take the issue of deportation off the table now.

Then move to border security, issues of citizen for DACA recipients, and what to do with their parents. Amazingly, if Congress would actually get serious about securing the border many activists would be amazed at how the conversation shifts among many immigration opponents.

Right now, take deportation off the table.

Personally, I'd give Dreamers citizenship if they get a college degree or serve in the military and I'd let their parents become permanent resident aliens who can then repatriate to get citizenship for themselves. Despite the sound and fury on display on television, most of these people aren't interested in a vote or even really citizenship. They just want to stay in the land of the free and the home of the brave. There are many policy alternatives and not a ton of consensus. But there is on letting Dreamers stay, so do it. It doesn't take many lines of legislation to make that happen and cuts off a campaign issue. So do it.

It won't happen though. There is bipartisan consensus to ban the bump stock and congressmen cannot help themselves but complicate and politicize that issue by trying to go for more than just the bump stock. So this won't happen even if it should.

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jpmh02
jpmh02

Preisdent Trump is a bit vulger at times. Clearly, he is not inclined to use PC comments.

Yet the unfortunate fact remains that the democrat and leftist leaning RINO politicians are far more inclined to ignore the issue of immigration policy tolerance for POOR AND UNDER EDUCATED people from impoverished or otherwise 3rd world countries who are far more likely to add to the cost of government programs to supprt them as they become immigrants in trhe USA (legal or illegal)

In addition and far mor important to the leftists is the expectation and reality that they also become.additional individual advocates for the leftist political agenda!
Preisdent Trump is a bit vulger at times. Clearly, he is not inclined to use PC comments.

Yet the unfortunate fact remains that the democrat and leftist leaning RINO politicians are far more inclined to ignore the issue of immigration policy tolerance for POOR AND UNDER EDUCATED people from impoverished or otherwise 3rd world countries who are far more likely to add to the cost of government programs to support them as they become immigrants in trhe USA (legal or illegal)

In addition and far more important to the leftists is the expectation and reality that they also become.additional individual advocates for the leftist political agenda!
Unfortunately, the idea of what is better for the existing American citizens who are burdened by our existing immigration systems disfunctions is ignored by the DC SWAMP who simply want to add to the leftists agenda support. President Trumps continued ewxistence is driving them increasingly off there deep end! existence

Greg Halvorson
Greg Halvorson

Most are pushing 30, many are VERY politically active, and the vast majority, at least anecdotally and from observation, are leftists… Give Dems an inch, they will take a mile. When will we learn this lesson? … NEVER.

Baby_Elephant
Baby_Elephant

This feels like the right negotiating with itself. When this happens only the right loses.

Bosman
Bosman

Yeah Erick, and in 20 years, you can just change the date on this op-ed and re-post it. Lucky you

KnudDavidsen
KnudDavidsen

You could alllllmost call me an immigration hardliner. I tend to be highly (and strictly) follow-the-law. Because human nature is predictably selfish. And too many abuse the system, bringing with them the culture and political system from which they are running. After all, first world socialism works great for those not willing to work because they won't starve. Yes, eventually the superior nation turns into the thirld world hellhole they ran from, but that happens long after they're gone so who cares?

My theoretical position differs, though. Because there are lots of examples, anecdotal they may be, of great people from other lands. I don't think it can ever be codified, but I honestly don't care how you got here if you came to (abd do) contribute. Yes I know, fantasyland.

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