U.N. Rights Boss Urges U.S. Congress to Give ‘Dreamers’ Legal Status

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told the United Nations Human Rights Council he is “disturbed” by the treatment of “well-established and law-abiding immigrants.”

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(Reuters) — The top U.N. human rights official voiced concern on Monday at the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program for immigrants who arrived illegally as children and urged the U.S. Congress to give them lasting legal status in the country.

Referring to a move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, affecting nearly 800,000 young migrants known as “Dreamers,” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva:

“I hope Congress will now act to provide former DACA beneficiaries with durable legal status. I am disturbed by the increase in detentions and deportations of well-established and law-abiding immigrants.”

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  • Will never happen unless this country faces economic repercussions removing/negating undocumented people from thousands of American jobs fueling this economy. America has to very hurt bad before it’s even considered. That’s the power of White supremacy.

    • What will never happen, Congress giving “DREAMers” legal status, “unless this country faces economic repercussions removing/negating undocumented people from thousands of American jobs fueling this economy”? Doesn’t click for me; how’re the two points related? You’re reminding me of amnestizer George W. Bush, who claimed we needed illegal immigrants here to “do the jobs Americans just won’t do” and of TV’s Kelly Osbourne, televised screaming at Trump, on The View, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump!?”

      Bush’s and Osbourne’s comments (and yours?), that’s the power of rich peoples’ stupidity.

      • The simple fact of the matter is that our labor force is not growing at a rate that will sustain growth of our GDP. It’s a simple trend: There were six workers per retiree after World War II, by 2025 there only be two workers per retiree. Our workforce has grown old – unsustainably old.

        Losing 800,000 law-abiding, accomplished young people is just stupid on top of being cruel. Unfortunately, those two attributes are found together most often in red federal dollar sucking, below-par per capita GDP, welfare states that vote for people like Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.

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