You’ve been in the news a lot lately. You have been protesting; fighting for your “rights.”
There is only one group of people responsible for your current condition: the people who broke our laws and brought you here. It’s entirely their fault. Not the president’s, not the Congress; not the citizens of this country.
You might think you are in a position that favors your goals. You were brought here by a parent or relative. The premise is that it would be cruel to deport you for no fault of your own. Furthermore, it would be doubly cruel to deport your parents who brought you here and split up your family. That would be “mean.” However, it would also be entirely the fault of the people who brought you here. Your position is not tenable.
None of you were born here. If you were, you’d be a citizen. You’re not citizens. You do not have the rights of a citizen. Your protests are a gross insult to all the immigrants who have come here legally. Who have paid thousands of dollars to hire immigration lawyers, fill out reams of forms; learn our language; OBEY OUR LAWS.
The entire democrat party is supportive of your demands. The majority of the citizens of our nation are NOT.
One US Senator, Dick Durbin (IL), has even stated that it is his “singular mission” to “make sure that Dreamers have the protection and certainty about their future that they deserve.”
The job of a US Senator is “to act on behalf of the American people in legislative sessions to ensure the voice of the common citizen is heard.” His “singular mission” is not included in his job description. He has a job because US citizens voted for him. You didn’t. You can’t vote. Our needs trump yours.
Many of you are great people. Some of you are not. Some of you are terrible people. We need to be able to separate the good of you from the bad before any discussion of your immigration status can even be considered.
Not all of you are studying for your Doctorate either, as the media would have us believe. As the Washington Post reported: ”compared with the general population, dreamers are not especially highly skilled. A recent survey for several pro-dreamer groups, with participants recruited by those groups, found that while most dreamers are not in school, the vast majority work. But their median hourly wage is only $15.34, meaning that many are competing with hard-pressed lower-skilled Americans. You’re taking the jobs that should first be available to US citizens.
We have huge problems here in our nation that affects our citizenry. We’re experiencing mass homelessness, an opioid epidemic, burgeoning prison populations, lack of affordable housing, entire cities beset with rampant crime and poverty, veterans dying due to lack of care, inadequate education, just to name a few.
Should DACA be re-approved? Should you be able to gain, in the future, a path to citizenship? Sure, but every one of the aforementioned should take precedence over your status.
Enjoy your stay here. Revel in the bounty and gifts of this nation. Enjoy your time in the liberal limelight. Relish your appearances over at CNN and MSNBC.
But know this: you’re here illegally. That’s your status. And it’s not our fault.