• I have a friend who is a so called "dreamer", a child who came to the US years ago and now DACA is being eliminated.

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Monday, September 4, 2017

    I have a friend who is a so called "dreamer", a child who came to the US years ago and now DACA is being eliminated.

    That wouldn't be the end of the World for her, but she is being treated for cancer. Do any of you know anything about this DACA and if she will be able to stay because of hardship or something?

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    • meyati's Avatar

      Barbara--Military tweaking DACA. What part of undocumented immigrants serving in the military since the Revolutionary War? History should be considered in tweaking DACA for the military. True, almost every immigrant serving in the military before 1940 was undocumented.

      So-- why are we trying to ruin a good thing that worked well for over a 100 years?

      over 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Meyati, I don't understand what you said or what you are suggesting should be done about tweaking DACA? It's only been in effect since the Obama Executive Order. What good thing are you referring to?

      I would suggest that any illegal immigrant serving in the military a specified amount of time with an honorable discharge (or KIA) should be able to attend the required class and be approved for citizenship based on serving.

      However, I don't think blanket amnesty sends a good message to foreigners considering coming here illegally. We've given amnesty and it doesn't work long-term. There's also a question of how many we should accept per year, since many people around the world would like to come here, and we really have enough people to provide for. Work permits could be offered whenever we need a skill.

      over 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      I am talking about our proud military history. It used to be citizenship to an immigrant and 40 acres after service. Different laws had different names-- DACA was one form of this history---

      over 4 years ago

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