Trump's Rants Betray the Hopes of “Dreamers”

Give Donald Trump this, he never fails to find a little gasoline to toss on a smoldering flame.We speak, of course, of the President of the United States' decision on Easter Sunday to enflame the immigration debate by taking shots based on assert at Mexico, NAFTA, and DACA, among things. If those shots were simply incendiary, at least the president would have the facts on his side. But at best his comments also inaccurately conflated details about illegal immigration, thus needlessly burning away even the smallest levels of trust essential for legislative solutions.Before delving into the murky waters of the president's tweet history, let's consider a few objective details. DACA (or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was created by President Barrack Obama in 2012. It covers approximately 700,000 people, 124,000 of whom are Texans. The program is limited to people who arrived as children (younger than 16) before June 15, 2007. Anyone who has crossed the border since, is not be eligible.In the past the president has suggested that no one wants these immigrants to stay in this country more than him. He tweeted last year, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!"And here is he is on to something. Polls show that nearly 90 percent of Americans believe that DACA immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country.  Continue reading...

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