Source: Courier Journal Opinion Editorial contributed by Lisa DeJaco Crutcher, Catholic Charities of Louisville CEO
In September, President Trump laid down the marker of March 5, 2018 for final resolution of the fate of hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — young persons more affectionately known as “Dreamers.”
One may disagree with the manner and soundness of rescinding this program, but everyone can agree that it is the responsibility of Congress to provide clear legal status for these individuals brought to the United States of America by their parents at a young age. Our elected officials must not fail to get this done.
As the clock continues to tick towards the deadline, polls show that a legislative fix that would allow the youths to remain without fear in the only country most have really known and loved is supported by a majority of Americans. This support is founded upon the great economic and social contributions such “Dreamers” have made to their communities and the outstanding achievements they have attained as students, professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the military, not to mention many other occupations. Read More>