‘Dreamers’ will suffer from ruling

The Dreamers’ dreams were interrupted when Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court in Houston ruled that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he created DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — in 2012.

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July 27, 2021 - 7:17 AM

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 18, 2020. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

The West is burning. Europe and China are flooding. The global temperature is heating up to dangerous levels in ways that defy our will to fix them.

Worldwide, 4 million have died of COVID-19, which, despite effective vaccines, appears to be resurging. In the meantime, the world’s oldest democracy — ours — is having an identity crisis.

In the middle of this turmoil, how do we muster enough compassion to resolve the plight of 800,000 “Dreamers” who were dealt a tough blow on July 16 by a federal judge in Texas?

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