For our afternoon readers we share a hopeful progressive perspective on the current immigration "crisis" that has been about 40 years in the making.
A local cry for help . . .
“Our community is scared,” Karla Juarez, executive director of Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation, said on Up to Date Tuesday.
While their applications are suspended, DACA applicants fear the government will use their personal information to locate and deport them.
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A ruling by a federal judge in Texas last month that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is illegal has provoked fear and confusion among the undocumented immigrants the program aims to protect from deportation. The ruling does not cancel current DACA permits but suspends any new or currently processing applicants.
There's a strong case that Congress should give legal status to millions of immigrants who are here illegally, at least under certain conditions. There's a case, reasonable though not as strong, that we ought to have legislative rules that allow a bare majority of Congress to make that change in our laws.
Developing . . .