For all intents and purposes, undocumented individuals who were brought here as small children ARE Americans. They were raised here, they have been molded by our schools have held jobs in our communities and have contributed if themselves to a country that consistent disputes their very humanity on a basis of illegal immigration status. This is unacceptable. These individuals have built their whole lives here and have planned for their futures here and want to be engaged citizens and active community contributors, and we should welcome them. A legal path to citizenship for childhood arrivals is the right thing to do.