Trump Uses DREAMers As Pawns

Posted on April 3, 2018

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After more than a year of first denouncing, then softening on the DREAMers and even urging Congress to find a solution for them, on Easter Sunday President Trump blasted out and dashed their dreams with a tweet. There likely will not be a deal struck to spare them from eventual deportation orders, he said.

‘NO MORE DACA DEAL!” Trump tweeted in all caps. That means he means it, unless it’s a cruel ploy to get Congress to scare up money to pay for his border wall.

Barring a Congressional miracle, the estimated 800,000 young adults protected under President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, which shielded them from deportation and gave work permits to those brought to the United States illegally by their parents when they were young, could be kicked out of America, where they have lived most of their lives.

Before DACA, they could not legally work or attend college.

The Dreamers have filed in the courts for relief from Trump’s action. That may be the final decision unless Congress enacts an act on immigration.

People don’t realize how profoundly this president pronouncement will hurt lives. The DREAMers desperately need one more shot at a miracle.

Reasonable minds in Congress should support the DREAMers and protect them from Trump’s actions.

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