So what can WE do to stop him? Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are working on it, but we can also get involved.
If you’ve been following along these past several months, you know I always tell you to Call Congress, and that’s no different this time. I also have some ideas that you can tell them when you call. That should actually make it easier, too. If you’re nervous about what you’re going to say, then you can tell them any of the following ideas.
If the parents are going to be deported anyway, then any kid under 18 will effectively become an orphan. We can use the Canadian model of sponsorship that they used to sponsor Syrian refugees. Any family can sponsor the DACA children. They would be given a foster home and could continue living here. They’d want their parents to be with them, of course, but if we’re going to at least protect the DACA children, then this is one way to do it.
You can also tell Congress that it’s pointless for anyone to leave that would qualify under the RAISE Act to come right back. So, if you’re going to deport anyone, only deport those that don’t qualify to come back. Anyone that qualifies shouldn’t have to leave their job or their home or whatever. Their lives shouldn’t be upended at all. They should just fill out an application, and if they qualify, their status will simply change from being an illegal immigrant to being a visa holder. It’d be seamless.
We have the power to do this. We have the ability to get Congress to do what we want. This is more of a problem with Trump than Congress, but we do need to get Congress to work with Trump. Since nobody wants to cross the aisle, I’ve offered some ways to cross the aisle so that Congress can tell just blame us for that. If we petition for crossing the aisle, then they can just say we forced them to do it. If they’re not going to take the ‘political risk,’ then we should do it.