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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 AM

Want to read a response about DACA from a walking POS?

Dear Sinkingfeeling,

Thank you for contacting me about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Itís good to hear from you, as always.

President Trumpís decision to phase out the DACA program is a first step toward cleaning up the mess that President Obamaís unlawful amnesty left behind. President Trump is right that this amnesty would never have stood up in court. Yet, we now face a situation where 800,000 people, who were brought to our country as minors, face legal limbo. Dealing with this problem is a legislative task, not an executive-branch task.

We must recognize that codifying the DACA program will have two negative consequences: encouraging future illegal immigration with minors and allowing those 800,000 people to obtain legal status for their family members via chain migration, which rewards the very people who broke the law in the first place and further depresses working-class wages. If Congress decides to codify DACA, we must mitigate these consequences by stopping the chain migration that hurts the working class and by strengthening the enforcement of our immigration laws.

Iíve introduced legislation, the RAISE Act, that would update Americaís permanent, legal immigration system to fit the needs of our 21st century economy, and my colleagues have several proposals to strengthen enforcement. These should be the starting point of our discussions over legislation to codify DACA, and I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to come up with a deal that protects American workers.

Iím honored to serve as your senator. You, your family, and our state will remain on my mind and close to my heart in my work. Always feel free to call my office at (202) 224-2353 or visit www.cotton.senate.gov. Be sure to drop by my office and say hello if you ever visit our nationís capital.


Sincerely,

Tom Cotton
United States Senator

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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:48 AM

1. It is a testament to our predicament

That your description of "walking POS" was wholly inadequate to narrow down the potential speaker to more than half the Country.

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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:49 AM

2. Wow. What a condescending shitty overly partisan response.

One would think there would be at least two versions of form letters to questions on DACA...one to known Cotton supporting mouth breathers providing red meat to his base, and a second more reasonable "thank you for your thoughtful question on XXX and though we may disagree on this issue, we both want what is best for our country..." type response.

Just this week, while visiting a relative in Utah, I read a "letter" sent from Orrin Hatch that seemed reasonable enough from a Republican if one were not paying attention to recent votes and commentary from the Senate. My relative was not fooled, but I give Orrin, or his letter writing staff, credit for composing such a heartfelt middle of the road type letter.

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