DACA is Deferred Action for CHILDHOOD Arrivals, which makes me wonder what about the parents?
First off, the parents of these kids are the ones responsible for the kids' lack of proper immigration status, but more importantly what is the status of the parents? I think it might be safe to assume that the parents are also unlawfully present in the US.
Let's toss in that these caring parents have chosen a path which could lead to the children being deported and barred for anywhere from five, ten, or 20 years, and in some cases, ever being able to return to the U.S. at all. Not to mention that is could mean NEVER becoming a US citizen.
Why isn't that being discussed?
So, we are supposed to feel sorry for these poor children who came here unlawfully because mommy and daddy weren't willing to obey the rules. The kiddies are being snatched from a nation where they don't have a legal right to be (immigration is a privilege, not a right).
And families are being broken apart.
But if the parents are being deported, shouldn't the children as well?
Anyway, I would rather have someone like Abdi Iftin or a few hundred thousand Rohinga Muslims who are willing to follow the rules enter the country than allow someone who should be barred from citizenship according to US law to be fast tracked into citizenship,