Pres Schill on UO support for DACA/Dreamer students and politics

An Op-Ed in the Oregonian here.

Children and young adults should not be pawns in a political battle, but that is exactly what is happening in Washington, D.C., as our nation’s lawmakers debate immigration and border security. …

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11 Responses to Pres Schill on UO support for DACA/Dreamer students and politics

  1. Conservative Duck says:

    “Children and young adults should not be pawns in a political battle”
    Yet they are. When their parents came here illegally, they chose that path. They sowed, their children reap.
    We have laws for a reason.

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    • uomatters says:

      Thanks, always interesting to get the old testament view of things.

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      • mindless husk says:

        Are you sincere? Or do you disdain the Hebrew scriptures?

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    • just different says:

      They sowed, their children reap.
      And all of us will pay the price. At least be honest about being ideologically rather than pragmatically motivated. This backlash has nothing to do with respect for the law.

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      • uomatters says:

        I’m no former agricultural economist, but how the hell did the old testament interpreters manage to turn the sow-the-field/reap-the-crop cycle into a bad thing?

        The DACA parents sowed the field (sometimes literally) with their hard work in our country. Now their kids ought to able to reap some of the benefits – like getting an education, a job, a future.

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        • just different says:

          “Conservative Duck” is mixing metaphors. Reap/sow isn’t from the OT, it’s from Galatians:

          Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
          For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

          But the “sins of the fathers” motif is straight-up OT.

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          • Conservative duck says:

            No mixing metaphors, no old testament. Just a simple, timeless truth.

            John 4:37 King James Version (KJV)
            And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

            If you all are so caught up on the Christian perspective, I believe the Buddhists call it karma. These kids reap the karma their parents sowed.

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            • just different says:

              Why do conservative bible-quoters always ignore context?

              Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
              Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
              And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
              And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
              I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

              So what *would* Jesus do?

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  2. mindless husk says:

    I take it Schill supports the other elements of “codifying” the DACAs — such as the wall, getting illegal entry under real control, changing the law to restrict legal entry of low skill people?

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  3. Ius Prudens says:

    Many may disagree with the interpretation of the regulation. But it is worth noting the Roman perspective. “In cases of doubt, the more liberal interpretation should always be preferred.” Surely this maxim has some validity here.

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  4. mindless husk says:

    Interesting to see a battle over the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and their meaning here at a quasi UO website. A refreshing development! I hope that is not offensive, even a macroaggression, against various and sundry.

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