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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