Molly Knefel offers insight on why it’s important to consider the type of language uses when discussing DACA recipients. While it is true that people protected by DACA did not have a choice about moving to the United States, and that they add value to the economy, framing the argument for DREAMers in this light minimizes the argument for rights of those immigrants who are not protected by DACA. It creates separate categories of “worthy” and “unworthy” immigrants when the discussion should really be about human rights and dignity for all.
Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch.
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