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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Misunderstandings about DACA

There are many people who don't understand the DACA program. These were people who were brought here as children. In order to qualify for the program, a young person needs to be in school, the military or employed. These are not people on welfare. The U.S. is the only country they know, and they are contributing positively to it.

In response to 'Who's supporting demonstrators?'

Thank you for your interest in DACA people. As an attorney from a family that goes back to Daniel Boone, I can answer your questions. DACA people pay their own way. Rarely does any of them stay in a hotel because most are local. They pay for their own food. They cannot be on welfare, legally. Because DACA gives them a Social Security card, virtually all of them are working and paying state and federal taxes. "Always demonstrating" seems an exaggeration. The things they want given to them are work permission and hope for a future in perhaps the only country they have ever known. They want the same things our ancestors did in coming to this country. I agree with your statement "they don't deserve nothing."

Citizens shouldn't pay for chain migration

I'm all for the legal rights and the economic rights of immigrants. However, I am completely against chain migration. I don't understand how if you come to the United States, your relatives – however distant or however close they are – have any right whatsoever to come into the United States, get jobs or get paid for by the United States government for welfare, food stamps, housing assistance and education assistance. I think it's absurd that U.S. taxpayers have to pay for chain migration. We have way more important things to deal with.

'God save us'

Washington D.C. is not a swamp, as our president is so fond of calling it. Washington D.C. is worse; it is a sewer of financial corruption and sexual misbehavior. Every day we are assaulted by revelations or resignations. Who could possibly be weird enough to want to be a career politician? They all seem to start out like "goody two shoes." Inevitably, half or more of them are revealed as creeps. God save us.

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