DACA: Do foreign parents have duty to immigrate illegally now?

Warning: my opinion!

OK, DACA is now sacrosanct. Even the Pope seems to say so. No matter that it was an illegal program not passed by Congress. We don’t need no stinking rule-of-law anymore!

But think about the implications. Imagine you are a non-US citizen living on a low income, and you have kids. If you have an opportunity to immigrate illegally, don’t you have moral duty to your children to bring them to the US so they can benefit from the now sacrosanct DACA? Because you don’t know whether your kids will want to come to the US as adults. If they do, they may not have the chance to do it legally. So bring the kids now when they have a chance!

There is no downside really. Other than cutting off your children’s ties with their extended family and their nation. If a foreign parent really loves his kids and wants them to have better opportunities in life, isn’t this the best option available? So— should social service agencies in Mexico and other countries where illegal immigration to US is common take into account whether parents are planning to take advantage of DACA to determine if they are fit parents? If a parent says he would never become an illegal immigrant, should he lose parental rights to someone who will?

NOTE: I hate the way people refer to DACA beneficiaries as Dreamers, as in The American Dream? I remember when The American Dream applied to me, born in the US, and my maternal grandparents, legal immigrants. I’ll miss that dream.

NOTE AGAIN: Angry posts by Leftists accusing me of heresy get deleted. Disagreements should be civil and free from curse words.

 

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