Matter of a valid opinion

In his Jan. 26 letter, Jesse Jose states DACA is not a law. He is correct. It is an executive order. Because it is not a law, it is not illegal. It is constitutional.

Some of President Trump’s executive orders have been deemed unconstitutional by our judicial system. DACA has not.

Jose goes on to state that President Obama created DACA to protect “young illegal aliens.” How anyone can term a child “illegal” is beyond me. He is right that Congress did not step up to its part of the bargain. It still hasn’t because Republicans refuse to discuss it. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell refuse to bring immigration to the floor.

President Obama deported more illegals than any other president. He deported the criminals, the non-contributing, those who posed a threat to our society. Trump is deporting contributing, productive members of our society. They pay taxes, work hard and enrich our society. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are trying to bully local police into cooperating with ICE. They do not have to by law. He is doing this for his image and nothing more.

I would also like to address the issue of opinions. I understand everyone has an opinion. However, some are valid and some are not. A valid opinion is based in fact. An opinion based on non-facts and just because you want it to be is an invalid opinion. The media has been giving invalid opinions too much press. Just because someone has an opinion based on “information” that has been cherry picked and taken out of context to validate what you think does not mean it should be given a voice.

They can have their opinion. Just be careful what you repeat.

– Patti Larson




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