The Trump administration has ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, putting a March 5 expiration date on Dreamers' legal protections and potentially subjecting them to deportation from the only home they have ever known.

Rep. Paul Ryan acknowledged, “It is important to keep in mind that young people, who came into this country through no fault of their own, are at the heart of the issue.” Unfortunately, Ryan complicates a simple solution by adding border security, visa immigration and family unification to the DACA issue.

The majority of Americans want Dreamers protected and allowed to remain in the United States. Put the politics aside and pass a singular DACA bill that protects these young people and beats the deadline that President Trump unilaterally imposed.

It’s not complicated. Do the right thing and protect these young people. Take action!

There have now been 18 mass shootings already this year. Most have involved military-style assault weapons. There are now 8 million AR-15 assault rifles owned in this country. Refuse to allow the NRA’s purchase of our elected leaders and our Congress and ban the sales and ownership of these weapons of war in this country.

Which is easier: Attempting to find and help every troubled individual who possibly poses a threat to life or liberty or denying access to rapid-fire killing machines?

Make it impossible for children ever again to be gunned down by military style assault weapons. It’s not complicated. Take action now!

JERRY HANSON

Elkhorn

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