I believe there is a veto-proof majority in both houses of Congress who share the same values as an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens. I believe they are not neo-Nazis, KKK, run-of-the-mill racist Tea Party idiots, nor evangelical Christians.
The problem is that many, if not most, fear losing their power, prestige and privilege more than they care about doing the right thing. The only thing the great divider has united the country on was the bill passed almost unanimously by the Senate placing sanctions on Russia and limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to lift them without congressional consent.
An equally important issue is now coming to a head. To force hundreds of thousands of young people to be deported to their birth countries, where they may not even know the language, would be the moral equivalent of the Trail of Tears.
My belief that Congress has values consistent with the American people depends on a law being passed preventing deportation and legalizing rights as set out in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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This would show the world that the U.S. has not lost all of its moral authority. Otherwise, the assumptions set out in paragraphs one and two are proven wrong.