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senate Bill S. 3542

Should Unauthorized Immigrants Covered by DACA Get Protected Status for Three Years?

Argument in favor

If President-elect Trump repeals DACA, people currently covered by the program should be able to stay and work in the U.S. for three years rather than being deported. That gives time for real immigration reform to materialize.

croffey's Opinion
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12/31/2016
You can make the valid argument that adults who entered the country illegally committed a crime. You can not make the argument that a child they brought with them did the same. If I steal food, and use it to feed my child, if I'm caught, would you also charge my child with receiving stolen property? Of course not. These children are as American as any of us. They have grown up knowing nothing but America. They should be protected.
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Patricia's Opinion
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12/31/2016
Actually they should get a legal path to citizenship.
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hdinkins's Opinion
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12/31/2016
WTF is wrong with this country that we even debate deporting children?
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Argument opposed

Regardless of when they were brought here, unauthorized immigrants shouldn’t be granted deferred action from deportation. Ending DACA would ensure that immigration laws are respected.

Loraki's Opinion
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12/31/2016
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR OUR LAWS?! You bleeding heart liberals seldom ever VOTE WITH YOUR BRAIN! Obama's DACA is an illegal program dictated by that pro-open borders Trojan Horse named Barack Hussein Obama! EVERYTHING Obama has done in office has been a DETRIMENT to our country! He has hurt the U.S.A. socially, economically, internationally, politically, and every other way you can think of! The children covered by DACA might or might not have had a choice in coming here illegally, BUT YOU CAN BET THAT THEIR PARENTS DID! AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO THWART THEIR DEPORTATION! As for Sen. Lindsey Graham, he is a RINO who, like Paul Ryan and many others, needs to be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE! But I don't believe THAT swamp is EVER going to be drained, unfortunately. I love to read good hard science fiction but I've noticed one thing. A lot of sci-fi writers apparently cling to the HUMANIST DELUSION that if mankind were just more rational, we would all pull together, usher in the New World Order (that is, one world government), and solve all of the world's problems! Ironically, rational thinking is NOT a hallmark of the "progressive" movement. . . . People, IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! UTOPIA IS JUST SOME ATHEISTIC NOTION DREAMED UP AS A REPUDIATION OF GOD AND THE HOLY BIBLE! My point is, the Democommies have bought into that delusion lock, stock, and barrel! And apparently so have the RINOs! Sen. Graham's bill offers a renewable two-year work permit and deferred action from deportation. Who does he think he's kidding?! Two years will become four, and so forth and so on. (Just think how long we've been waiting for Congress to balance the budget! That should give you a clue!) This is nothing but a pathway to citizenship under a different guise! But...but they're children, you're thinking. And that's too bad! What is at stake here is the RULE OF LAW AND THE UNITED STATES' SOVEREIGNTY AND REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT! HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS CHOSE TO MAKE THE UNITED STATES A REPUBLIC?!!! IT WAS TO PREVENT TOO MUCH POWER FROM BEING WIELDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - AND PUTTING "WE THE PEOPLE" UNDER THE YOKE OF A DESPOT, A KING OR OTHER RULER WITH ABSOLUTE, UNLIMITED POWER! THE PEOPLE AND THEIR INDIVIDUAL STATES WERE MEANT TO RETAIN THEIR SOVEREIGNTY AS WELL! MOREOVER, THE FOUNDING FATHERS, GUIDED BY THEIR FAITH IN GOD, CRAFTED THAT MAGNIFICENT DOCUMENT THAT IS OUR CONSTITUTION! ITS BILL OF RIGHTS TELLS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THOSE THINGS THAT IT IS PROHIBITED FROM DOING! WHY WOULD ANY RATIONAL PERSON JEOPARDIZE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS BEQUEATHED US??!!! WE MUST DEMAND THAT OUR LAWMAKERS HONOR THEIR OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND STRIKE DOWN EVERY UNLAWFUL ACTION TAKEN BY BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION AS THE LAW OF THE LAND! I don't propose that we break up families. We need to deport the whole family. That way you hold the parents of those children ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS! YOU DON'T REWARD PEOPLE WHO THUMBED THEIR NOSE AT OUR LAWS IN THE FIRST PLACE! Rewarding bad behaviors just ensures that bad behaviors will continue! That's Psychology 101! God Almighty doesn't condone lawlessness (sin), and neither should the American people!
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Mark's Opinion
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12/30/2016
They are here illegally. Kick their asses out. If they want to be here they can do it the right way after they leave. The minute the child turns 18 that person if they stay in the country illegally they become guilty, not jut their parents.
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Marines1994's Opinion
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12/31/2016
It's time to start putting teeth to the term "illegal".
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    IntroducedDecember 9th, 2016
    You can make the valid argument that adults who entered the country illegally committed a crime. You can not make the argument that a child they brought with them did the same. If I steal food, and use it to feed my child, if I'm caught, would you also charge my child with receiving stolen property? Of course not. These children are as American as any of us. They have grown up knowing nothing but America. They should be protected.
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    Unauthorized is still illegal.
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    Actually they should get a legal path to citizenship.
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    WTF is wrong with this country that we even debate deporting children?
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    Immigration fuels our economy. Deporting all illegal immigrants would destroy our nation financially. Those protected under DACA are here with a purpose to make a life for them and their family. This country needs to remind itself what principals and ethics it was founded on. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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    Times Up. Bye!
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    WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR OUR LAWS?! You bleeding heart liberals seldom ever VOTE WITH YOUR BRAIN! Obama's DACA is an illegal program dictated by that pro-open borders Trojan Horse named Barack Hussein Obama! EVERYTHING Obama has done in office has been a DETRIMENT to our country! He has hurt the U.S.A. socially, economically, internationally, politically, and every other way you can think of! The children covered by DACA might or might not have had a choice in coming here illegally, BUT YOU CAN BET THAT THEIR PARENTS DID! AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO THWART THEIR DEPORTATION! As for Sen. Lindsey Graham, he is a RINO who, like Paul Ryan and many others, needs to be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE! But I don't believe THAT swamp is EVER going to be drained, unfortunately. I love to read good hard science fiction but I've noticed one thing. A lot of sci-fi writers apparently cling to the HUMANIST DELUSION that if mankind were just more rational, we would all pull together, usher in the New World Order (that is, one world government), and solve all of the world's problems! Ironically, rational thinking is NOT a hallmark of the "progressive" movement. . . . People, IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! UTOPIA IS JUST SOME ATHEISTIC NOTION DREAMED UP AS A REPUDIATION OF GOD AND THE HOLY BIBLE! My point is, the Democommies have bought into that delusion lock, stock, and barrel! And apparently so have the RINOs! Sen. Graham's bill offers a renewable two-year work permit and deferred action from deportation. Who does he think he's kidding?! Two years will become four, and so forth and so on. (Just think how long we've been waiting for Congress to balance the budget! That should give you a clue!) This is nothing but a pathway to citizenship under a different guise! But...but they're children, you're thinking. And that's too bad! What is at stake here is the RULE OF LAW AND THE UNITED STATES' SOVEREIGNTY AND REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT! HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS CHOSE TO MAKE THE UNITED STATES A REPUBLIC?!!! IT WAS TO PREVENT TOO MUCH POWER FROM BEING WIELDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - AND PUTTING "WE THE PEOPLE" UNDER THE YOKE OF A DESPOT, A KING OR OTHER RULER WITH ABSOLUTE, UNLIMITED POWER! THE PEOPLE AND THEIR INDIVIDUAL STATES WERE MEANT TO RETAIN THEIR SOVEREIGNTY AS WELL! MOREOVER, THE FOUNDING FATHERS, GUIDED BY THEIR FAITH IN GOD, CRAFTED THAT MAGNIFICENT DOCUMENT THAT IS OUR CONSTITUTION! ITS BILL OF RIGHTS TELLS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THOSE THINGS THAT IT IS PROHIBITED FROM DOING! WHY WOULD ANY RATIONAL PERSON JEOPARDIZE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS BEQUEATHED US??!!! WE MUST DEMAND THAT OUR LAWMAKERS HONOR THEIR OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND STRIKE DOWN EVERY UNLAWFUL ACTION TAKEN BY BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION AS THE LAW OF THE LAND! I don't propose that we break up families. We need to deport the whole family. That way you hold the parents of those children ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS! YOU DON'T REWARD PEOPLE WHO THUMBED THEIR NOSE AT OUR LAWS IN THE FIRST PLACE! Rewarding bad behaviors just ensures that bad behaviors will continue! That's Psychology 101! God Almighty doesn't condone lawlessness (sin), and neither should the American people!
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    Americans were the first illegal immigrants to come to this country. We are a country that has thrived upon the diversity and ingenuity of immigrants. Without this act, we will lose the young people that have grown up in this country, our future leaders and innovators, a huge part of what makes our county great.
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    They are here illegally. Kick their asses out. If they want to be here they can do it the right way after they leave. The minute the child turns 18 that person if they stay in the country illegally they become guilty, not jut their parents.
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    It's time to start putting teeth to the term "illegal".
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    They have already taken advantage of the American tax payer and system.
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    So it's "unauthorized immigrants" now? The wordsmiths are continually trying to shape the argument by how they define terms. What started out as "illegal aliens" will soon be "our undocumented friends". The huge numbers flooding our borders constitute an invasion, not immigration.
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    I agree we are a nation of the melting pot. All this unrest with racist drive we should have progressed much further to recognize we belong to the human race. Ponder on these organizations that promote divide and right out murder. Calling for police officers being murder, why. They are born and bred out of promoting lawlessness. Being indecisive on an issue seeing the both sides. Look to what the law says, base your decision from that being the starting point. If you feel passionate about the issue work for a better solution. We cannot take responsibility as a country if we do not follow the law. To long has this lawlessness gone on that continues to tear apart and divide this nation. Individual responsibility is left with the individual. A national law is left in the hands of the authorities to enforce it.
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    No! Simply no! Enough is enough!
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    Just another unnecessary tax burden on Americans, including people who immigrated here the correct and lawful way.
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    People who cheat the system to get ahead of others are cheaters, by definition. Stopping illegal entry into our country is just common sense. Vetting those already here is necessary: many should be sent back where they came from and apply for legal entry like every one else; some should be consider and allowed to stay if they go through the immigration process, pay a fine, and not be allowed to vote for twenty years.
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    These illegal aliens must be deported immediately not given a reprieve.
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    No anchor babies, no "dreamers". If your parents snuck in illegally, you are an illegal, whether you were born here or not.
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    They are a positive addition to our society. They are children raised in the United States that want to better themselves with education to create future jobs for Americans.
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    I petitioned for my brother; he's been waiting 12 years for a family based visa. Yes we have been waiting a long time and will probably wait another 6 years...but it's legal immigration. So if you enter the USA illegally you get protected status and get to work? That's BS! I came to the USA LEGALLY, most of my family is here as well LEGALLY. Excuse me if I don't pity the ones who violate immigration law and expect a free handout. Have some respect for yourselves, leave the USA and follow immigration law.
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