Dreamers, the children brought here who are covered under DACA (for only 6 more months) are just like me. They’re just like many of us who were brought here by our parents in search of a better life.
One of those Dreamers lost his life saving other Americans in the floods in Houston.
The was a time when a boat load of immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and Italy would be met by members of the American Nativist Party, who wanted to keep them out.
When we debate this issue with others and in own hearts, please close your eyes and imagine that scene from 1880s New York or Boston. Now ask:
“Did I imagine myself as a person on the shore, or a person on a boat?”
I suspect that our answers to that question will predict how we feel about Dreamers. For me, I know what I see when I close my eyes.
*** If you choose to comment, please be civil and be kind. Any comments that are neither may be deleted without notice. ***