Stand for DACADecember 21, 2017 |
by Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Courtney L. Cooper
It can be easy to get lost in the rhetoric, and caught up in the passions that often go hand in hand when discussing our nation’s immigration policies. But when it comes to the president’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program effective in March and the failure of Congress to act to preserve it, the discussion needs to focus on people.
DACA students are some of our brightest students and hardest workers who were brought here when they were children, many of them as infants and toddlers and had no control over their destiny.