To the Editor:

After reading the National Viewpoint published Nov. 20 in the Daily Record I felt that the article left out some important items that the readers should know, if they do not already.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was enacted by President Obama, without congressional action, on June 6, 2012. This act had several conditions to obtain approval.

DACA required a person to be younger than 31 on June 15, 2012, to have lived in the United States prior to the age of 16, and have lived continuously in the United States since June 2007. It also require applicants to be students or have completed school, or have United States military service. 787,580 were granted DACA approval.

This approval granted the right to live, study, and work in the United States, providing they had no criminal history or were not a threat to national security. They were eligible for drives licenses, collage enrollment, and/or a work permit. It did not provide a path to citizenship.

Some of the above may have been amended by the federal courts, but I could not find any such rulings.

Doing an age calculation you will find that the youngest of those qualified under the provisions of the enactment would now be 28 years old and the oldest 39 years old..

The National Viewpoint article was 100% correct in that action by Congress is long overdue and congress should address this and other immigration reforms needed.

Doug Campbell

Ellensburg

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