LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Leininger’s editorial “Off the mark”

letter to the editor

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Kevin Leininger’s editorial compared Dreamers’ calls for the continuation of DACA to Germans’ “lebensraum.” Leininger is far off the mark. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is being used to help people who were brought to America without citizenship as children, and who have been upstanding citizens since, to continue to live decent lives in America.

“Lebensraum” was used by Nazis in World War II to justify warfare, ethnic cleansing, and the wholesale slaughter of millions of people in Eastern Europe. Equating one with the other wrongly demonizes Dreamers and minimizes Nazi atrocities.

— David G. Schuster, Fort Wayne

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