Their parents had roots there. If their roots in their home country don’t matter to them, why should their “roots” here matter to us?
That’s rather fanciful. Unaccompanied minors crossing the border spiked by something like 60% after DACA was announced. The great majority of illegal border-crossers eligible for DACA were between the ages of 11 and 16. Young, yes. But hardly “babies”.
[quote=“Hope_Philomena, post:101, topic:448933, full:true”]For all intents and purposes, they are Americans,[/quote]And there’s the rub. They’re not Americans. Not legally. They’re not Americans culturally. They’ve held on to the third world the entire time they’ve been here. They’re not Americans linguistically. Many have never bothered learning English.
[quote=“Hope_Philomena, post:101, topic:448933, full:true”]I don’t think it’s your place to tell them if their situation is horrible or not.[/quote]And I don’t think it’s your place to tell me who my neighbors ought to be. So far, the best argument I’ve seen for allowing these illegal migrants to stay here is because it would be mean or something to enforce our own laws and send them back to their countries.
Nevermind that their own countries usually have immigration laws even stricter than ours, somehow we’re the bad guys in this because feeeeeeeeeeelings or something. It’s inane.
They’re going back. The sooner, the better.