Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dreamers and what to do with them.

I hear a lot of back and forth about the whole DACA situation. And while I get the attitude that they are here 'illegally' and should be sent back to the country they came from. A country they know little about.

I tend to believe that children should not be held accountable for the actions of their parents.  They had no control of their situation, they were brought here without their consent. I believe they should be given an opportunity to get their citizenship, maybe a kind of one-time situation where the current crop of Dreamers are processed and then after they're taken care of, then shut off the tap. 

I know that there are Dreamers who are making a positive effect on the country, working honorably in all sorts of fields, especially those who've joined the military. In a time when less than half of one percent of Americans are serving, and people who were born and raised here make copious excuses for not joining, for a person to put their life on the line for a country that is not their's, even if it's the only country they know, takes a special amount of courage and deserves a special amount of respect. Courage that is often not found in native citizens who talk a big game about 'Murica getting its badass on, but won't back up their words with actions. 

As far as I'm concerned, any Dreamer who puts on this country's uniform and serves honorably should get citizenship at the same time they get their DD214. #JustSayin

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