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Voice of the People, April 6, 2021

Voice of the People, April 6, 2021

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Make Dreamers legal

After approximately 20 years of debate and slow progress, the House of Representatives on March 18 passed H.R.6 — The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. All House Democrats and nine Republicans voted to approve the bill. New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District Rep. Jeff Van Drew voted against approval of the bill.

This bill would set up a permanent legal pathway for 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents as children; some as newborn infants, toddlers, pre-adolescents through teens. The bill also would provide these “Dreamers” with protection against deportation when meeting reasonable qualifications.

When the Dreamers were brought to the USA, they had a presumption of innocence due to their age. Many were raised by good families and attended public schools, graduated high school, attended and graduated from colleges and universities, and became productive taxpaying citizens. They are neighbors, classmates, friends, coworkers, service providers, etc. Some are or have been first responders and members of the United States military. They know of no other life but that of American citizens.

Their deportation would be an act of ignorance and cruelty.

Shepard Stein

Mays Landing

Many double standards

Regarding the recent Digital Voices comment on the story “Pepe Le Pew nixed from ‘Space Jam’ film, accused of normalizing rape culture” — “And yet rap music glorifies sexism and violence. But I guess that is OK”:

I’m in total agreement. This is only one example of double standards in this country. If it’s white, must be racist. Not enough room to list every example. Just a couple.

All races have racism. You want to end racism, start with yourself.

In Gods eye, all lives matter, or is he or she racist? Stop condemning all people for the actions of a few.

Richard Lewis

Absecon

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