June 23, 2012
Mexico would benefit from calling home the 'dreamers'
According to news reports, there are approximately 1 million "dreamers" in the US. They are the young people who came here with their parents and grew up in the US. They are the objects of a huge debate about their future and immigration status. In the interest of full disclosure, I am sympathetic to finding an arrangement for some of them. However, I found Pres BO's "decree" appalling and wrong. We should not have a president who issues decrees. We don't live in Venezuela, but rather the US where Congress makes immigration laws and presidents enforce them. It also amazes me how quickly Mexico has given up on these young people. Why isn't the Mexican government inviting them to come home and be a part of a 21st century Mexico? 70% of them are Mexican and have indirect or direct contacts with their families back home. This is a group who has accomplished quite a lot: "Nearly 60 percent of those eligible for Obama's new policy (about...(Read Full Post)