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Rochester's DACA students

On our article on the challenges of University of Rochester students who are in the US with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status:

DACA is just like the Temporary Protective Status program. The goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the US. "Delayed" or "Temporary" are just terms used to mislead.

These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from third world countries as they can, then fight to keep them permanently. Pass a "Dream Act" and legalize millions of illegal aliens (DACA) – but they don't want to separate families, so add another 1-2 million.

Same with the TPS program. Chain migration. Obama put a warm and fuzzy name on it: "Dreamers." Have you noticed the Democrats have actually changed the language? It's not "illegal alien," it's "immigrant." They're not "adults," they are "kids" or "children."

One in four American citizens are unemployed, 40,000 veterans are homeless and unemployed, but illegal aliens' security is the top priority?

There are an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American citizens don't have or will be in competition for. The Mainstream Media and Democrats would have us believe that the 800,000 DACA and TPS recipients are not taking jobs Americans want. But they're not all picking strawberries; they take great jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes and put their kids through college.

So when you hear of the "contributions" by illegal aliens who are paying taxes, remember that there is also a cost in jobs that citizens should have. Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs and education in their own country from foreign nationals?

MICHELE RYAN

I was appalled to read the school counselor's response – "Your mother broke the law. Can't she go back to her country and come back legally?" – to Haydi Torres, a UR DREAMer.

Haydi had reiterated the police officer's comment, "I don't know anything about you. I don't know if you stole this car or if you're carrying drugs," after stopping the car driven by her undocumented mother, with Haydi and other children in it. (No reason for the encounter was given.)

The officer's remark, though outrageous, does not seem as shocking, because, unfortunately, it has become the norm. But the school counselor's remark was an offensive and totally inappropriate response to a student who sought support and understanding. Hopefully the college is aware.

JUDY WILSON


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