Joe Amon, Denver Submit fileThousands collect to assist the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the Auraria Campus in Denver on Sept. 5, 2017.For a lot of our historical past, we attracted the perfect and brightest minds from all over the world who made huge contributions to our society and helped make our nation the envy of the world. Now not. When our leaders are unable to grasp that even a struggling, creating nation incorporates some good minds who’re able to making worthwhile contributions to our society, then our place on the earth will proceed to erode. Not solely are we discouraging the world’s finest from coming right here, we’re even threatening to deport those that would doubtless be very productive members of our society, e.g. the daddy of a DACA Yale graduate who will most certainly return to Mexico with him, taking alongside her appreciable abilities and a newfound animus in opposition to the U.S., and the No. 1 physics scholar at West Level who’s from Haiti. However they aren’t from Norway.
Nick Bottinelli, Denver
DACA recipients are worthy of fast citizenship. If that is amnesty, so what? We as a nation have messed round with these individuals far too lengthy. We now have insulted them by dangling guarantees whereas filling them with worry. Congress must take motion.
Complete immigration (no matter that actually means) must be addressed, however that may take a very long time. DACA shouldn’t have to attend till Washington can create a invoice, not to mention resolve upon a complete invoice.
We owe the DACA recipients motion. We owe them respect. We owe them citizenship. Now.
Barbara Wells, Aurora
I’m infinitely much less offended by President Donald Trump’s candor and related alternative of phrases than I’m with Sen. Cory Gardner’s participation within the farce of an immigration proposal that was provided to him. Not solely was the proposal an insult to the president’s want for figuring out a DACA answer in change for a wall, and many others., it was an insult to everybody who voted for Trump due to this very situation. I can solely hope that Colorado Republican voters are provided a viable different this subsequent election cycle for representing our pursuits within the U.S. Senate.