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Paul A Duginski
Paul A Duginski
Paul Duginski is a political cartoonist and veteran newspaper staff artist. He enjoys reading history, literature and going bodyboarding whenever he has time.


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Decency Trumped

Sep. 5, 2017 2:55 am
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In perhaps his cruelest anti-immigrant act thus far, our so-called president is expected to rescind protections for young people who, through no fault of their own, were brought to this country illegally as minors. Those kids and young adults know no country other than America as home, since they grew up here just like any other American kid.

The program Trump wants to rescind is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, a compassionate plan implemented with broad bipartisan support by President Barack Obama. Participants in the program are called “Dreamers,” but in Trump World, the program has the stigma of arising out of the Obama era. That’s guaranteed to stir up the wackos and deplorably dim-witted droolers in the Trump base. They want to turn the Dreamers’ lives into living nightmares. And Trump is very eager to please these mean-spirited crackpots because they’re about the only ones left who still like or support him.

Rescinding DACA will needlessly uproot people and send them to the countries of their parents’ origin — places that are totally foreign to kids who grew up in America.

Some of those Dreamers have joined the U.S. military, and they now have to worry that they will wind up being deported. Because in Trump World, that’s how we say thanks to people who served their country, something The Donald himself never did.

Other Dreamers have jobs and careers and families, and are woven into the fabric of America. I know some of them. We’re the ones who will be diminished if they’re forced out. DACA is great program for America.

If Trump rescinds DACA as expected, it will not just be shameful, it will be idiotic. DACA shares two vowels with MAGA, but ending it will not make America great again.

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