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Re: The result of ending amnesty [Letter, Village News, 9/7/17]

 

Last updated 9/15/2017 at Noon



I assume that the program referred to in the Letter to the Editor/Opinion section of Sept. 7 is DACA. So, it seems that ending DACA will "make Fallbrook great again" according to Mr. Weintraub? Really?

Perhaps, what might make our little town great again is more residents patronizing our local businesses and participating in more community projects and events. Certainly, ending DACA is not the answer to the perceived problems of Fallbrook or any other community.

The only result of ending DACA will be the disruption of lives and the tearing apart of families.

The young people protected under DACA did not come here illegally of their own volition; rather, they were brought here as infants, children or young teenagers by their parents – what choice did they have?

Yet, they have fully embraced this country as their own and, in fact, most of them know no other place as "home". These young people are making contributions to our country everyday – paying taxes, serving in our military, attending college, working productively, following the law – in effect, trying to live out the American dream sought by us all.

I sincerely hope that compassion and common sense will prevail as our leaders debate and fairly resolve the status of these young people.

Jeanne Cusimano

 

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