Why Should We Care About ‘DREAMers”?

Why Should We Care About ‘DREAMers”?

I know Democrats really want us to care about the so-called “DREAMers,” illegal aliens brought to the country as children by their illegal alien parents. And the media desperately wants us to care about them, too. It trots out hand-picked illegals to tell their sad tales of woe, detailed stories designed to tug at heartstrings and trigger emotion to override logic. But one question remains: Why should we care?

To be honest, I don’t. I know that’s not socially acceptable to say. Politicians in both parties are falling all over themselves to be seen caring about the fate of these 800,000 illegal aliens benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. President Barack Obama willed into existence with his magic pen. But I just don’t. At least not all of them.

I care about Americans. I care about people who came here legally. I care about our laws and the Constitution.

The beautiful thing about the liberty we enjoy in the United States is we are free to change our laws or amend our constitution should our elected representatives choose to do so. When President Obama created DACA he circumvented the very system the Founding Fathers invented to do just that. That’s why I don’t care.

President Obama said at the time that if Congress wouldn’t act, he would. Then he changed the law with his pen.

This unconstitutional usurpation of power was encouraged by Democrats before he did it, and cheered after. When President Donald Trump reversed it, Democrats were outraged.

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In defense of Obama’s actions, and to defend against Trump’s, some said the former president had to act. When asked about subverting the role of Congress, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., said: “That’s why the executive order was in place after failing so many times to make sure that people had protection from deportation.”

An illegal alien “DREAMer” named Victor Erives Jr agreed, telling Jake Tapper, “I believe he (Obama) did the right decision, because Congress didn’t do anything to help us or put us in a legal status. But let’s remember we tried to do that, and the DREAM Act came in as executive orders because it failed back in the day, when it did not get through the Senate.”


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