This week, I signed the name of Manhattanville College onto an Amicus Brief, i.e. a letter in of support of a lawsuit filed by the State of New York and 16 other states of the Union, in light of the announcement by the Trump administration that the Dream Act, or DACA will be terminated. Whatever one may think about these children’s parents, who violated U.S. immigration law by coming here illegally, fixing this situation by taking it out on their children is not the way to deal with the problem. The Dreamers have grown up in America and think of America as their home. And indeed this is their home. Depriving them of the only home they have ever known and sending them into exile is cruel and bespeaks a deplorable lack of empathy with the suffering of others.