My friends. I sit here trying to come to some coherent thoughts on DACA. I have asked God for his influence, and have thought on this with the little bit that I know about the law. This is what I have come up with:
God does call for us to have compassion and love for our fellow man, and in all his talk the best that I can come up with is that the only place meant to be with out borders is heaven. I remember some of Jesus teachings, like, give unto Caesar that which is Caesars, and that while God’s law is supreme, we also have to follow the laws of man.(no I can’t cite chapter and verse, I am not that good.). Yes he also taught that man’s law should be based on God’s laws. But he did recognize that here on earth among men, men will create the laws to live by.
In some of the laws that were created for this great country, there are laws that specify who can be here, and who can come here.. We have set certain laws like you have to come in to this country invited. DACA parents did not come by invite but rather by stealth and subterfuge. These parents brought their children with them, either not wanting to leave to fend for themselves or to give them a better life than they could have where they were. This they did unlawfully. In other words illegally. Now I am not up on all the judicial precedents, but I do remember one from the 1970’s, In this legal finding the judge said you can not profit from a crime.(I think this was about a book deal someone famous wanted to do). Following this finding we can only choose, if we are to follow the laws of this land, to say that since the parents committed a crime and you can not profit from it, and since they are profiting from this by being able to live the American dream, that the “dreamers” should not be afforded the life that American can bring.
Now I am not totally heartless. I will say this, IF congress can come up with something that would find a way such as military service, or if the “dreamers” would simply TRY to become legal citizens instead of not caring and being in limbo, then I might be able to go with that. I am questioning why these children that are now adults, have not simply applied for citizenship? Yes if one of the requirements are to leave the country we might be able to waive that, for this one time, for this one group. But it must NOT be put in law that this waiver is gone forever. (there are reasons).
We MUST look closer at what has happened and why. We also must do a lot of thinking and soul searching to find the right way to solve this issue. There are many smarter people than I am(unfortunately not so many in congress) that I await to see their thoughts. No I will not accept the open borders acts, we do have to keep America, America.
Here is a further thought, That since the Executive order was unlawful, anything that results from the unlawful order should be null and void.
So here I still sit. What have I come up with? Very little. What am I expecting? That congress will follow the law, While making the law and not destroy this country. Yes I am in favor of lawful entry, and against unlawful entry and the cascading effects that happen from that.
With GOD’s love do I end this and wish for HIS mercy in what will come. May God bless you and keep you. And may HIS guidance govern the hands of those that will write the laws that hopefully will solve this issue.