In his popular Morning Briefing yesterday, Southern Seminary president and former Focus on the Family board member, Dr. Al Mohler, wisely summed up the current challenge facing Congress regarding DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – this way:
“Our current immigration laws are a complex of confusion; they do not reflect either what this country intends to enforce, by means of its police and its law enforcement agencies, nor does it reflect a coherent sense of national priorities.”
How can any reasonable person disagree?
To be sure, passions are running high on both sides of the debate. Good people of goodwill can disagree with how and why we got here, but I am heartened that Congress will now be given an opportunity to exercise its constitutional responsibility to decide where we’re going.
Facts are often lost in partisan rancor, but it was telling that even Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), suggested that DACA was on “shaky” legal ground.
I believe she is correct.
Clearly, something has to be done.
In the end, public policy matters because it involves real people with real needs. Please join me in praying for our nation’s leaders as they attempt to navigate this highly contentious issue.