Enough with the court cases. Pressure Congress to give ‘Dreamers’ legal status now; Spot on says Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Department Chair

By Robert Robb | Arizona Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published only to extend coverage of an issue and to stir comments from our readers.)

Rather than a fruitless appeal of the latest court ruling, put the heat on Congress to do its job and give DACA recipients the certainty they deserve.

These days, Congress does very little legislating. Instead, members spend their days lecturing those keelhauled before committees and pontificating through media appearances, speeches, press releases, letters and social media.

Actual policymaking is as likely, or more likely, to come from the executive or judicial branches.

This is obviously contrary to the constitutional order vouchsafed by the framers. Congress is where policy was to be forged. The executive branch was to administer and implement it. The judicial branch, to the extent involved at all, was to resolve disputes about how the policy applied to particular parties in particular circumstances.

The wisdom of the framers’ constitutional order, and the folly and irresolution of bypassing the legislative branch, are well illustrated by the fate of “Dreamers,” young adults brought to this country illegally as children.

“This opinion piece is spot on. While the recent ruling out of Texas was incorrect and absolutely should be appealed ultimately DACA is a Band-Aid and nothing more for the million plus young adults who currently participate in the program.

There is surely enough support on both sides of the political aisle to find a path forward on legislation that permanently protects dreamers. Congress absolutely can and must get this done as soon as possible.”

~ Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Department Chair

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