Under most previous administrations these people have been treated as permanent residents, and often sought citizenship. Brought here as babies or toddlers, this is the only country they have known and they should have these opportunities. These changes in "policy" not backed by law or public support undermine the strengths of the nation and return no value. As for those objecting to any "special privileges" provided the "dreamers", they pay taxes and social security, yet do not qualify for most privileges you take for granted. They get no special treatment.