Time to end DACA is Now: Let Americans Get Jobs
This might sound rough. Some might see me as a person without a heart. In reality, I am one of the loving person you will ever meet. I don’t have many enemies and I want most people to succeed.
President Trump is today expected to end DACA, the Obama-era program that protected undocumented immigrants in the United States. The DACA recipients, also known as the dreamers were brought to the country illegally by their parents. Most of them are now in school or working. Some have also created jobs for Americans.
Donald Trump promised to end DACA during the campaign. Now, I believe that he has to implement this policy. Its the right thing for him to do. Furthermore, he will get criticized no matter what he does. The left will commend him for doing the right thing for DACA recipients but criticize him for not implementing his campaign promises. The right will criticize him for the latter as well.
First, we need to accept that DACA recipients did nothing wrong. They were brought here by their parents as children. They had no say about it. In fact, if Trump decides to end DACA, I think he should take no blame. Instead, the blame squarely rests on their parents who brought them here illegally.
This not withstanding, we live in a country of laws. Democrats and the DACA recipients as well know that Obama’s action was illegal. It was presidential overreach. They know very well that DACA cannot win a case in a court. Therefore, I ask Trump to follow the law and put an end to this program.
Remember, the official unemployment rate is currently 4.4%. This means that millions of Americans are out of work. An end to DACA will lead to more Americans getting employed.
If congress creates a law on DACA, I ask them to take time and reflect. I ask them to create a law that states that in case of a job opening, an American will be considered first before the DACA recipients.
Second, republicans must consider the implications of DACA. Although the DACA recipients won’t be allowed to vote, their offsprings will. These offsprings will grow up with hate and loathe against the republican party. Therefore, I believe that this is the right time to end DACA and deport all illegal people in the country. Americans want jobs!!!