The DREAMer discussion is hot and heavy on the heels of decision in America.
There are those who accuse the U.S.A. of turning away these young people from the only country they’ve ever known. Many have deep feelings for the plight of the unaccompanied minors who were brought here illegally from war torn, poverty stricken countries without their parents.
Some call them DREAMers. Others call them illegal aliens. Let’s apply some common sense to this national debate.
For those who believe that DACA is a type of rescue mission, the question is: Is it right to force legal American citizens to pay the indefinite costs of these people to be here? If you believe in the collective approach to financing this DACA rescue mission, then you are requiring working Americans to be, in a sense, “missionaries.” Missionary work is a personal calling and is the job of churches or organizations, not the collective job of taxpaying Americans.
Consider this: administrative amnesty is not legal. Article II in the U.S. Constitution outlines the job description of the president. Making immigration law is not in the Executive Branch job description. Congress makes immigration law and does not grant the President arbitrary power to do so.
Dig a little deeper. Why would some Americans support administrative amnesty? What is behind this movement? What are the long term consequences of granting amnesty to an estimated 680,000 people? What exactly is the dream of Americans who would appeal to pragmatism over the Constitution? What is the dream and whose dream is it
anyway? Common Sense Civics and Citizenship seeks the answers, then the solution. And the solution will not be easy.