Phoenix H.S. Students March in Support of DACA

  June 24, 2020

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   The United States has many hundreds of thousands of people within its borders whose mothers entered illegally and gave birth to them, in most cases, in the maternity wards of American hospitals. Often this “conspiracy” was aided and abetted by nurses who were “sisters,” female members of religious orders.   Others were delivered by neighborhood midwives or in some instances, by family members.
Denver Teacher Supports Her DACA students
    Possibly, more children were led by the hand into the USA by other illegal crossers.

   I became aware of this situation affecting numerous immigrants within a few days of my coming to Arizona in 1956. I knew that a great number of workers in every field of endeavor, including many of those buried here in past centuries came here illegally.  An undisputed fact is that an overwhelming number of these immigrants are beneficiaries of our educational opportunities.
    In 2012, President Obama approved a federal program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, that provided some 650,000 students relief from deportation.

   This week, in a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked an attempt by President Trump to abolish DACA. I think that’s a good thing.

  -Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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