Why I'm Resigning From Trump's Diversity Coalition

Right now in the U.S. there are some 800,000 law-abiding young people without proper immigration papers who nevertheless proudly call America home. President Donald Trump sent them a clear message: They are not welcome here. With its decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected these "Dreamers" since 2012, the administration claims that it is merely insisting that Congress take responsibility for the program. That is a dodge, and a cowardly one. This cruel new policy is also a direct contradiction of the promise that Trump made to the Hispanic community only months ago.In April, Trump assured these Dreamers that they could "rest easy." These young people fully appreciated that they had been afforded a once-in-a-lifetime privilege: the chance to study and work in United States without the constant fear of deportation thanks to DACA, which gave them a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. Now these Americans, all of whom were brought here through no fault of their own, can't rest easy. Instead they will lie awake at night, wondering whether it will be their last one in America.  Continue reading...

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