What I do not understand about the DACA debate.

A heartfelt post from Ed Westen, about an incomprehensible situation in America. Please share it around, if you agree that it is worth doing so.


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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10 thoughts on “What I do not understand about the DACA debate.

  1. No child should be punished for the sins of the parents. These people who came here as children and grew up in Texas or California or New York, speak American English and know no other country are no more Mexican or Nicaraguan or Guatemalan than I am Italian. Trump is a demagogue of the first order. Regards from Florida.

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  2. Pete, as you have noticed, the US is highly polarized right now – this action to rescind the program is designed to erase as much of Obama’s legacy as possible – even well-respected Republicans were against this latest action. Hopefully, the 6-month window will motivate our politicians to find a compromise…we shall see

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