This act needs to pass. It is the right thing to do both morally and for our country. The vast majority of DACA recipients are hard-working well educated people. In most respects, they already function as American citizens. They contribute heavily to our economy, paying $8.5 billion a year in State and local taxes, & are paying mortgages on 144,000 homes. Many of them by now have children of their own who are, in fact, American citizens. We need to give them permanent protection, a path to citizenship that they deserve, and stop playing politics with the lives of people who have done everything right and that make our country a better place.