To the Editor:
Paul Ryan said that Congress should pass a law to keep the DACA recipients here. Of course they should.
The reason President Obama created an executive order in the first place was because Congress would not act. The House passed a bill. It went to the Senate and Sen. Jeff Sessions filibustered it. So, Mr. Ryan is Speaker of the House and can bring a bill forward now so that the 800,000 DACA people can remain in the only country they have ever known.
Ninety-five percent of them are either in school, employed or in the military. Eighty are medical residents; 10,000 students would be without teachers; they are firefighters, first responders, policemen. In fact, one Dreamer, Alonzo Guilem, was killed trying to save a family in the Houston flood.
Attorney General Ken Paxton’s argument is that it’s unconstitutional; however, he doesn’t find the executive orders of Trump or other presidents to be unconstitutional. Many congressional Republicans, business leaders, church leaders and 71 percent of Trump supporters want the DACA recipients to stay in place. Imagine what would happen to the families and our economy if 800,000, mostly employed students, were deported? It’s estimated that 1,000 to 1,500 job losses a week would occur. Who wants to be responsible for the loss of that many skilled workers?