In light of the destruction of the DACA and the outcome that may soon follow, I started to wonder, “Why do we as a country continue to try to cure a symptom and not the source of a problem?”
For those of you that may be unfamiliar with it, the DACA is…
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
The policy was created after acknowledgment that these students had been largely raised in the United States, and was seen as a way to remove immigration enforcement attention from “low priority” individuals with good behavior. The illegal immigrant student population was rapidly increasing; approximately 65,000 illegal immigrant students graduate from U.S. high schools on a yearly basis.
We have been led to believe that illegal immigrants are taking the jobs from Americans. While this may be true of some positions, for the most part, immigrants are taking jobs that Americans do not wish to take.
Stereotypically speaking, we are led to believe that immigrants are a burden on society and leech from our government. All the while they are taking American jobs.
How does one simultaneously leech from America at the same time that they take our jobs?
Cure the Illness
One has to ask themselves if there is an issue with business hiring illegals, why are we mad at the people just wanting to work and support their families?
Why are we not instead tracking down and punishing businesses that hire people at slave wages all to line their pockets?
Why do we insist on attempting to cure a symptom of a corrupt process instead of going straight to the source of cancer?
What do you think?