FROM THE HOMEPAGE
My maternal grandfather was born in America, but his older brothers and sisters were born in England. They were from Birmingham, England. They were coal miners, and the prospects for jobs in coal mining were greater in West Virginia. Strangely, they participated in the Oklahoma land rush, but all the good acreage was taken by the time they looked over possible choices. Consequently, they returned to West Virginia, and http://rectoria.unal.edu.co/uploads/tx_felogin/the-breakdown-of-the-basic-nature-of/sherman-alexie-the-joy-of-reading-and-writing-superman-and-me.php he was old enough, my grandfather followed his father into the mines.
They were immigrants. And, had they not come to America where my grandfather met and married my grandmother, I might never have seen the light of day.
Immigrants have a special place in my heart. Since the beginning whenever that wasI suppose, human beings have been nomadic. They looked for better jobs. They looked for better opportunities for their families. One thing is certain - they wanted a better, more anxiety-free life.
Immigrants are lanc be applauded. On the average I think they are not any more responsible for disorder and misdeeds than are those of us who have been around for three or four generations. They bubble over with initiative and entrepreneurial enthusiasm.
As it was originally integrated into our immigration policies, the status was renewable, two years at a time, and it did not provide a pathway to citizenship.
As I see it, it boils down to one salient point: What will be accomplished that will benefit us, as a country, by sending these youngsters back to their countries of birth? It appeals to folks who are jobless.
It is a spoiled, entitled way of thinking. People who have been in this country since childhood should, with an appropriate cut-off date, be granted amnesty and citizenship.
In no time at all, in my humble opinion, this DACA to-do will blow over. Milt Hankins is a theologian, former pastor and local author. His website is columnistwithaview. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.]