WHAT YOU SAID: Here's what you said about DACA

Should they stay or should they go?

Or is it more complicated than that?

We asked what you think Congress should do about DACA, the program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay, attend school and work. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Congress has been unable to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, so President Obama took action with an executive order. President Trump said he will rescind the order in six months and asked Congress to pass an immigration law.

Trump might have reached a deal with Democrat leaders this week, but the details aren't really known yet.

In the meantime, you shared your opinions via our Facebook page, email and Twitter, in the launch of our newest feedback feature, What You Said.

Here are some of the most popular:  

Many of you liked (even loved!) Mike Kendrick's post calling for Congress to display "the American spirit" by creating a path to citizenship for the "Dreamers." 

There were also thumbs up for Duke Moody's "America first" opinion:

Lance Alexander says DACA should be ended but Congress should pass real immigration reform. He also recommends a compassionate approach to "dreamers" who were brought to the U.S. as children.

And Bud Waters says the laws of the land should apply to everyone, "Dreamers" included:

Timothy McDonald emailed his point of view that everyone in the U.S. should be required to obey the laws of the country:

"I support President Trump all the way with what he is doing for DACA and undocumented immigrants. No matter where you go there are rules and laws. If my children too have to be legal residents, someone else's children and parents from another country can be too. If I walk into your home, I also have to respect the way you run your home. It's the same concept for our country as well."

Greg Denier, partly tongue-in-cheek it appears, sees benefits all around to allowing Dreamers to stay:

"As a retiree who has paid taxes to ... educate these individuals, I want to to keep them around to pay Social Security taxes to pay for my retirement." 

Teresa Huddleson Hopkins posted that America has enough problems without taking on those from other countries:

Brian Fiscus said he understands how complex the issue is but doesn't like supporting undocumented immigrants:

And Melanie Delp urged our government leadership to do something that seems rare these days -- compromise.

 

Next week, we'll ask your opinion on what should happen next with the Cincinnati streetcar, one year after it started running. In the meantime, you can go to our Facebook page or Twitter and share your thoughts there. You can also share your thoughts here.  You can share your opinions in the form of text, photos, video, drawings or audio recordings.

And take a look at our Feedback Friday page for another way to express your what's on your mind.   

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