Here is why I support a “clean DACA” (DACA without accompanying  measures to reduce legal immigration, build a border wall, or halt family reunification.)

     A recent poll shows that about 85 percent of Americans support allowing Dreamers to remain in the U.S. Near as I can tell, that puts DACA’s goal right up there with Mom and apple pie as one of the few things we agree on these days!

     Even President Trump acknowledges that an actual physical wall makes no sense along many parts of the border. It’s also expensive — and it will be on our nickel. Furthermore, in 2017 the Border Patrol recorded a 46-year low in illegal border crossings!

     It’s an odd time to claim a border emergency, much less to spend billions on a wall.

     A recent poll found that 60 percent considered that it would waste taxpayer money, and a majority do not want it. ...

— Kat Griffith
955 Ransom St.

    To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.