Letters to the editor
Time for a path to citizenship for DREAMers
To the editor:
It's time to secure a path to citizenship for our immigrants who arrived as children.
Having spent, on average, 20 years in the United States after arriving around age 6, this country is the only home most of them know. Our DREAMers (recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) continue after high school to work and study here as a vital part of our nation's economy. They serve nationwide as frontline caregivers as we face COVID-19, and hundreds serve in our military.
Here in Oregon, 10,000 DACA recipients support our communities while wondering if they will face deportation to a foreign country. Reentering legally could literally take a lifetime for our neighbors if they originally hail from Mexico, as a majority of Oregon's immigrants do.
I appreciate the work done on behalf of the country's 700,000 DREAMers, among our other immigrants, by Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. This issue lost the traction it had in winter 2020 when COVID hit us.
As it awaits a decision this month from the Supreme Court, it is time for The American Promise and Dream Act, a bipartisan bill, to see the light of day. Learn more at americanimmigrationcouncil.org.
Thanks offered to Canby police for help
To the editor:
I want to thank the Canby police for the support they have given local scouts.
My mom found an image from when I was a 10-year-old Cub Scout. Now I am 15 and working on my Eagle rank.
The Canby police are always ready to help scouts with rank advancement and merit badges. We really appreciate them.
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