Trump has announced he will cancel in six months the completely illegal Obama Executive Order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, issued in 2012 to allow the children of illegal aliens to remain in this fair land of freedom so long as they meet certain criteria, such as no felonies, high school graduates or completed a term in the Armed Services of the United States. The media and the Democrats have designated the 800k applicants under this program by Executive fiat as “American Dreamers”.
It has long been the law in this country that an alien who successfully completes a tour in our Armed Services is granted citizenship. I support this law and see no reason to change it. The DACA scheme however was an unconstitutional usurpation of power by the Executive Branch and Trump is wise to do away with it. We will see what sort of law, if any, Congress implements to succeed it, and if Trump would sign such a law.
Around 74% of the DACA applicants are Mexican, the rest mostly coming from Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Under the law of our country they are illegally here, just as much as their parents who brought them here. Under the laws of their home nations they are citizens of their countries. The fact that they were brought here as children is supposed to enlist our sympathies on their behalf. Why? If a parent steals a large amount of gems that are now in possession of their children, that gives the children no claim on the gems. Their parents stole the right to live in this country and now we are supposed to feel sympathy for the right of their children to live in this country in perpetuity?
The argument is heard that the “Dreamers” often do not know the language of their birth nation. Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn and, assuming that their illegal alien parents are still alive, I am sure that they can help teach them once they, too, are deported. If the “Dreamers” are not familiar with the customs, laws and mores of their birth nations, once again mom, dad, and their other relatives will be of great help in acclimating them.
Of course mass deportation of “Dreamers” is unlikely to come to pass. The Democrats will oppose it because they believe that the Hispanic vote is their path to permanent majority party status. The Republicans will oppose it because many of them are idiots, John McCain that is your cue, afraid of the media and in the pockets of too many business interests that profit from cheap illegal alien labor. Thus our immigration laws will likely remain a sham and the only losers are our native-born Americans, especially those at the bottom of the economic ladder, and very few of our politicians truly give a damn about them or their dreams.