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Sensible DACA Immigration Policy

Updated on January 25, 2018

I believe that both parties in the American government are making this a political issue for their own selfish reasons. The DACA children that were brought here illegally by their parents eons ago are American adults now. We all know they did not break any law of their own volition, so why should they be punished because of their parents? They have gone to American schools all their lives, most, have never left the country. They are fluent English speakers and many are well educated or attending colleges and will contribute to America. Many are so American they do not know their parent's language fluently or at all. Deporting these Americans to the country where they were born in is, in effect, sending them to a foreign country they know little about or care about.

It makes little sense to make these Americans to continue to pay a heavy price because of their parents actions. Trump's plan to allow them to become US citizens after 10-12 years is overkill. These people should not have to wait this long.

Here is my simple DACA proposal:

  1. If the person has graduated from HS or college, never been arrested, has worked here and paid state and federal taxes and is either single or married to a USC already, they should allowed to become a USC (at their option) after waiting five years. If they choose not to, then be given a Green Card within one year.
  2. As above, but if the person has one or more misdemeanor considered to be serious (TBD), they have the option to be a USC after waiting eight years. If they decline, they will be given a Green Card within one year.
  3. If the person has any felonies, they must be deported.
  4. If the person has no HS diploma, they must obtain one.

Like any immigration issue, they more one tries to create policy or guidelines, the more exceptions to it arise. Even my own creates them or different combinations. For instance, what if they have not worked very much or have past due taxes? What are the acceptable misdemeanors? It is presumed that all DACA's want to be a USC, that may not be the case! Some state that DACA's get a "fast lane" to citizenship since they have been here all their lives. They should become a USC much faster than others. After all, why should they wait another 8-10 years when they have already been here and educated here for at least 10-15 years? Makes no sense.

As one tries to decide what immigration criteria to be used for DACA's, it becomes complicated very quickly.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      10 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      PerryA

      It seems so on both counts agree. And now the Royal or the Government need to agree with us. :)

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      10 months ago

      B- seems we are in agreement. Now, will the REAL deciders in our government be able to!

    • k@ri profile image

      Kari Poulsen 

      10 months ago from Ohio

      I agree with what you say. Why punish these people for their parents' crime. They have been raised as an American, and they should be allowed to become citizens.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      10 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Perry

      If the person has graduated from HS or college, never been arrested, has worked here and paid state and federal taxes and is either single or married to a USC already, they should allowed to become a USC (at their option) after waiting five years. If they choose not to, then be given a Green Card within one year.

      B:---

      I agree with everything you say except, it should be the option of the US whether they qualify for citizenship. They need to want to be a US Citizen and uphold the country and its laws as does every American Citizen.

      Many of the immigrants, legal and illegal choose to make the US a surrogate for their own country. They want the US to be like their country, instead of embracing what is our Country and what it means to be a citizen here.

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      As above, but if the person has one or more misdemeanor considered to be serious (TBD), they have the option to be a USC after waiting eight years. If they decline, they will be given a Green Card within one year.

      If the person has any felonies, they must be deported.

      If the person has no HS diploma, they must obtain one.

      B:---

      This eliminates the Sanctuary State and Cities. That is a good thing to eliminate. And that should be part of any deal is the removal of any sanctuary.

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      Like any immigration issue, they more one tries to create policy or guidelines, the more exceptions to it arise. Even my own creates them or different combinations. For instance, what if they have not worked very much or have past due taxes? What are the acceptable misdemeanors? It is presumed that all DACA's want to be a USC, that may not be the case! Some state that DACA's get a "fast lane" to citizenship since they have been here all their lives. They should become a USC much faster than others. After all, why should they wait another 8-10 years when they have already been here and educated here for at least 10-15 years? Makes no sense.

      B:---

      I agree

      Illegals don't make sense because it is not fair for all those legal immigrants that went through the immigration process. While these people only had to slip across the open US border.

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      As one tries to decide what immigration criteria to be used for DACA's, it becomes complicated very quickly.

      B:----

      I think that the current Trump plan is a good compromise. It more than doubles the DACA, while at the same time putting a new immigration system in place, along with a border wall to stop or reduce illegals. The Wall does more than keeping out illegals immigrants, it is our protection against the over $25 billion of illegal drugs coming into the US every year. The fact that the consumers of these illegal drugs are in the US, means we have a drug problem that is not being solved, or even brought into the light. Everytime, the Wall is brought up the democrats keep focusing on the Race card and the immigrants, but the drug issue is even more compelling for having the wall. It also makes it hard for terrorists to slip in and out of the country carry weapons and even WMD.

      It also stops or reduces human trafficking across the border, as well as gun running.

      The Wall therefore is needed for several reasons.

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