I was born in America. My idea of its exceptionalism comes from people abroad. The culture of America is elevated by its acceptance of diversity. The repeal of DACA is a betrayal of that.
In the announcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the term “illegal alien,” which dehumanized those affected and illustrated his disdain for them. He then remarked how DACA had “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans.” I guess we are to assume that once those jobs are vacant they can be doled out to who they deem more deserving?
To spin a decision that robs a set of people of their livelihoods as job creation for others is disgraceful.
But that’s all the administration can offer. Even beyond DACA. No major legislative job stimulus package, nothing to bring skills training for poverty-stricken areas — only more deregulation and ignorance of human rights.
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All they can offer is to make the idea of America so barren in ways of opportunity, so inaccessible to the poor, both foreign and domestic, that there will no longer be any incentive for people to come to it. And, in enough time, any incentive or wish to be born in it.