Disambiguation – DACA Edition

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The story is now smothered by news of the impending hurricane in Florida, but you know what happened. President FBI Target decided that decency and good sense have no place in our immigration system, so he announced that he is cancelling DACA effective March, 2018. He claims that will help to ease our unemployment, strengthen our borders, raise wages, eliminate terrorism, remove criminals from our shores, bring an end to cable news and cure male pattern baldness. Okay, I made up the last two. But he did promise all the rest.

Sadly, this is simply another set of Trumpian bald-face lies that politicize the fate of people who are innocent of any wrongdoing on their part. You know who they are – people brought here as children who had no say in the decision to arrive and no way to refuse. They only know America and American English. They were on the playground with your kids, on the soccer team, the school orchestra and in the chess club. They worked minimum wage jobs for pocket money or to save for college. They enlisted in our military and started businesses. Yes, those people. And now Trump wants to kick them out.

The good news is that, unlike Trump, you have a sense of decency. That’s why you’ll read this piece by President Obama, then go to this website and follow the simple instructions to make your voice heard.

Because betraying our American values is not okay with you.


Finally, if you’ll be in the Chicago area on October 4, come join us for a presentation by Mike Papantonio, host of Ring of Fire Radio. Here’s a link to get tickets. Space is limited, so, “Don’t you wait and be too late.” This promises to be a terrific evening for those who still actually think.


Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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2 Responses to Disambiguation – DACA Edition
  1. Jim Altschuler Reply

    Mr. Obama is eloquent as always. And he hit the nail dead center. This is what our country started out to be. We haven’t always been perfect at dealing with immigration issues or our immigrants, but we’ve kept at it, and we MUST keep at it now.

    Congress must create a fair and impartial law that will protect the Dreamers of today and those who come here in the future, that will first allow them to come here and second give them the path to citizenship so often talked about but never created. That path is the best way I can think of to shrink the population of those who are currently undocumented.

    Protect the Dreamers. Fulfill the effort that Mr. Obama’s executive order promised them. Fulfill the promise of America.

  2. John Calia Reply

    It is possible that you and others are misreading this event. Presidents have been eroding the authority of Congress ever since the dawn of the Progressive Era. The Administrative Procedures Act of 1946 was a seminal event that led to the many abuses of administrative authority during the Obama administration. Atty. Gen. Sessions announcement focused on the illegality of creating administrative rules that do not conform to the letter of the law. While I agree that Dreamers should be allowed to stay, I do not agree that the President should be making laws without the consent of the Congress. Perhaps this is just another step in draining a swamp. I hope so.