Strong families, communities, and nations are born when parents teach their children to obey the laws by their words and actions. Law-abiding citizens strengthen their states and nations, which then provide protection for their residents and citizens. The opposite is also true: parents who do not teach obedience to law OR teach disobedience to law will weaken families, communities, states, and nations.
A program was implemented by former President Barck Obama, terminated by former President Donald Trump, and reinstated by President Joe Biden. This week a federal district court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is illegal. Will the Biden administration try to resurrect the program or finally let it die? The answer is unknown, but the Biden administration does not usually abide by law. Hans von Spakovsky at The Daily Signal gave the following description about how the program started.
This unlawful assertion of executive power
started when Janet Napolitano, then-secretary of the Department of Homeland
Security, issued a three-page memorandum in 2012 deferring the removal of
illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16 who had been in the
country for at least five years prior to the date of the memo and were not
above the age of 30.
They were granted access to Social
Security and Medicare benefits – despite the fact that illegal aliens are
barred from those government programs by federal law. By granting them access
to those programs, that made them eligible for certain state benefit programs
that depend on whether someone is “lawfully present” in the U.S., which was the
label given to them by DHS. (Emphasis added.)
program implemented by Obama and reinstated by Biden is a slap in the face for law-abiding
people but came about because of compassion. When parents illegally crossed
into the United States and brought their young children with them, they taught
their children to break the immigration laws of the United States. In doing
so, they made life much more difficult for their children.
though the families lived in the United States with all the freedoms and
blessings of America, they were never legally eligible to do so. Therefore,
they hid in the shadows for many years as the children became Americanized.
Many of the children do not know of their previous homes, and they know of no
other country than America. If they are deported, they would be deported to an
of the “children” in the DACA program have waited years to realize their dreams
of being in America legally. Now, a court has ruled the program to be illegal.
This means that the “children” could be tagged for deportation at any time.
Imagine how they must feel to know that their lives could be upended at any
parental words and actions may not be so impactful as those of the DACA
parents. However, some parents really mess up the lives of their children, just
as bad or worse than the DACA parents. God will hold such parents accountable.
Parents must teach obedience to laws for their children to reap the blessings
of those laws and to strengthen their communities, states, and nations.