Making this now.
The whole statement is on Obama’s Facebook page and I’m sure Trump is going to love being attacked by the man whose shadow he will never, ever be able to emerge from. Expect some rage-tweeting in the near future.
But today, that shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again. To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?
Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.
It is precisely because this action is contrary to our spirit, and to common sense, that business leaders, faith leaders, economists, and Americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today. And now that the White House has shifted its responsibility for these young people to Congress, it’s up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our future. I’m heartened by those who’ve suggested that they should. And I join my voice with the majority of Americans who hope they step up and do it with a sense of moral urgency that matches the urgency these young people feel.
Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be.
AG Sessions announces that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) "is being rescinded."pic.twitter.com/fsAEPFvhgk
— Ian56 (@Ian56789) September 5, 2017
Trump, being the coward that he is, had his beleaguered keebler elf make the announcement. Nobody really should be surprised by this. Trump will always make the cruelest decision possible. Always.
Now watch as all the Republicans who were against Trump ending DACA move to end DACA.
I love his captive audience.
All I have to say is, Love one another – that is the height of all philosophy. It is beyond all religions.
— Daily Ingersoll (@IngersollDaily) September 5, 2017