A. Donald McEachin: Ending DACA Will Deprive Young People Of Their Liberty
A. Donald McEachin: Ending DACA will deprive young people of their liberty
The present administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative contradicts our ideals and risks our future.
As Americans, we are knitted together by common values. We believe people have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We believe in fairness and hard work. Our moral and religious traditions teach us that we do not blame the child for the sins of the father. But ending DACA will deprive young people of their liberty, and it will punish them for their parents’ choices.
DACA recipients, often called DREAMers, did not come here …