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Response to ucrdem (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

20. I didn't say DACA isn't having any impact, obviously it is.

I said it's a small part of the overall problem, and it is. About a half million kids have taken advantage of DACA, which is only temporary and partial relief for them. Meanwhile about two million people have been deported during the Obama administration and about ten million people (DACA kids included) live as second-class citizens in our country.

And DACA is proof that President Obama does have discretion that he can use to make a difference. There are things he can do for adults, just like he did something for kids. A law change is not the only way to make things better. But instead of using that discretion to make things better (for adults) he has used it to make things worse. He has stepped up deportations through his administration's discretion, not due to any law change. He has gone along with a dubious interpretation of a law that has ICE striving to keep 34,000 detention beds filled every day, so that ICE agents are getting creative in order to fill their quotas. Among these 34,000 people who are being treated as chattel, many of them are parents separated from children and from their spouses, also prevented from working to provide for the necessities of their children and spouses. These things could be different without any change of law.

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