“The fight to protect Dreamers…is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success…If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond.”
– The Center for American Progress Action Fund
Kudos must go out to President Trump for standing his ground against Chuck Schumer and his merry band of miscreants who proved beyond a shadow of a doubt how much they really despise our beloved America, American citizens, and especially our military.
And if the Democrats forcing the shutdown of our government wasn’t bad enough, their reasons for doing so and the ramifications that ensued make the situation even more grievous than it appears on the surface for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schummer tried hard to blackmail Congress…as in we’ll give you funding for the wall and a budget passed in exchange for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act becoming law….blackmail that failed when within mere days of the shutdown his own party and most of the media rightfully turned against him.
DREAMers over our military being paid backfired on Schummer big time.
And what is saddest of all is that there is a very simple solution regarding the DREAMers…a solution that would expose the Democrats agenda and I’ll get to that in a bit, but first some much needed background information to understand exactly the true situation we face minus the media’s twisting of the facts.
So let’s start with Democrats claiming that their vote to shut the government down was the result of Republicans unwilling to see the value of both the DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and the DREAMers* themselves. Regurgitated ad-nauseum their time-worn rhetoric that DREAMers are but innocent victims who came to our country not of their own accord but through the (illegal) actions of their parents, the Democrats chose to play the ‘compassion’ game…a game they love to play almost as much as they love to pull out the race card when all else fails.
And to that affect, Chuck Schumer and crew wanted us to believe then and still want us to believe now that in the case of said DREAMers the sins of the father (and of the mother) should not be placed upon the children. And so while that is true in some instances, it is surely not true in the case of illegals in general nor is it true in the case of DREAMers in specific for if most DREAMers had really wanted to become red, white, and blue American citizens they would have done so under the auspices of the DACA program, yet save for a few who did not willfully let their DACA status* lapse, most have not.
And why not…because there is no reason to through the effort or expense of becoming an American citizen when one currently gets most all the benefits and protections of said citizenship without having to go through both the detailed and the time consuming process of actually become a citizen.
Now remember, Obama created today’s version of DACA in 2012 by executive order…a true unilateral overreach of power…calling it but a “temporary and stopgap measure” to provide “pseudo-legal status” to what even he called “illegal aliens” brought to the U.S. as minors, including as teenagers. Promising that these children would not be deported and providing said DREAMers with needed work authorizations, job benefits including health care, access to Social Security, getting a driver’s license, the chance to build a credit score and apply for a credit card, being allowed to put utility bills in their name, and so much more… what Obama did was make the illegal children of illegal parents defacto citizens when they were anything but citizens.
And the DREAMers reveled in their status…who wouldn’t with the free ride afforded them… that is until Donald Trump became president and when in September 2017 now President Trump ordered a phased-out end to Obama’s program…a phase-out set to begin this very March…a phase-out of the program he rightfully said shielded DREAMers from deportation through an “amnesty-first” approach.
And these are the very people Chuck Schummer and the Democrats are fighting to give rights to…as they try to put DREAMers supposed rights before the rights of law-abiding American citizens; as they try to put DREAMers supposed rights before both the rights of our men and women in uniform and our veterans; and dare I say as they try to put DREAMers supposed rights even before the words of our Constitution…the very law of our land.
Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution entrusts the federal legislative branch with the power to “establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” In other words, Congress alone is responsible for “crafting the laws” that determine how and when non-citizens can or cannot become naturalized American citizens. And with Congress having said power coupled with the fact that they have never given any president the ability nor the authority to ‘executive order’ in immigration law nor given them the specific power to provide a “pseudo-amnesty” and government benefits to illegal aliens no matter their age, means that Obama’s DACA program is itself unconstitutional and should be thrown out on legal grounds alone.
And know that President Trump is most assuredly well aware of the constitutional status of DACA, yet he has in the name of bipartisanship and compassion tried to work with Congress to “fix” DACA, but to date to no avail. But with Chuck Schummer and the Democrats holding DACA and DREAMers as leverage over Republicans as to lock in the budget…the budget DACA never had any business being part of…there is a simple “fix” being overlooked that would not only be a win for Republicans and for American citizens but would publicly show the Democrats for who they really are…users, miscreants, and obstructors of justice…in addition to our having $135 billion of our taxpayer dollars being spent on illegals who have absolutely no business being here (illegal=breaking the law) but who Democrats think should go to the head of the immigration line.
Remember, the true issue for Democrats is not now nor has it ever been about compassion for DREAMers, but has always been and remains about votes…securing and garnering votes by any and all means possible, and the DREAMers are now their focused target of choice. And why…because DREAMER votes alone would allow for a much needed so-called “generational shift” that would greatly help negate the current Trump electoral college majority. And garnering votes to the Democrats means that the above stated billions spent on illegals is money well spent for they know well that the now would be citizen DREAMers will always vote for the party that afforded them all their ‘free stuff ‘ including citizenship with its safety from deportation.
So how do Republicans stop this vote garnering from happening while at the same time helping to keep the families together? How do Republicans get the all-important yet long overdue budget passed and at the same time get the funding for the wall all while striving for and hopefully achieving much needed bipartisanship? And how how do Republicans not allow 3.6 million DREAMers (not the 800,000 the Democrats and media claim there are) the ability to determine most future elections? How…simply by passing the Democrat’s and RINO’s ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ bill…a ‘pathway’ bill not now or ever to be amnesty…but a ‘pathway’ bill with one all-important key provision added…a provision stating that said ‘pathway’ is minus the right to vote for a minimum of at least five years after each and every DREAMer affected becomes a citizen as well as cutting off all government handouts and benefits while they are in the ‘pathway’ process.
And with this must have provision in place, Democrats would find it extremely hard to sway or ‘fix’ the 2018 and 2020 elections…manipulating neither the popular nor the electoral college vote…as they would now be denied the much coveted DREAMer voting numbers by which they would try to do so.
In other words, hold the DREAMers to the exact same rules and steps legal immigrants must adhere to while they are in the process of becoming citizens, but with the addition for those on the ‘pathway’ that once they become a citizen their right to vote is held in check for at least five years as punishment for breaking our immigration laws. Remember, nowhere in the Constitution does it say “illegal foreigners”…the true name for what DREAMers are…must be afforded voting rights that is until after naturalization…but also nowhere in the Constitution is a time frame given for when said voting rights after naturalization has to occur.
And since citizenship takes years for legal immigrants to attain it should take the same amount of years for those who came here illegally even with giving them said ‘pathway’…a ‘pathway’ which would now legally shield them from deportation, and isn’t that what the DREAMers and the Democrats claim they really wanted..safety from deportation. And if that is the truth not just mere words spoken then the penalty of five years to be able to vote should be a mute point with the only exception being for DREAMers who serve in our military as that very act shows their dedication to these United States and to becoming American citizens.
And know that what I proposed is truly fair for after all DREAMers, as I stated earlier, had years to apply for either a green card or citizenship under DACA but did not. And if the Democrats do not agree with no strings or counter demands attached, then the truth about them only wanting the DREAMers votes would finally be exposed for all to see with Democrats now having no rebuttal or recourse at all.
Then once the DREAMers are dealt with and only after the budget is passed should we deal with immigration in general…with in general includes getting the must have wall funded and built, dismantling sanctuary cities and states by cutting off all their federal funding…letting them go broke if need be…and by enforcing any and all immigration laws currently on the books.
The time to stop placating, compromising with, or outright caving to the enemy…the Democrat enemy within…is over as we finally have a president with enough guts and determination to stand strong against said enemy. Now if only President Trump can get a united Republican House and Senate on board to help him kick the enemy within…along with their illegal cohorts…to the curb where they truly belong…if only…sigh.
* The criteria of eligibility under the current DREAM act is similar to the provisions of the House-passed version of the original DREAM Act in 2010, and includes in eligibility anyone who came to the U.S. before age 16 and is over age 14 and under age 31 on June 15, 2012 if they have lived in the U.S. for at least five consecutive years since (illegally) arriving; if male having registered with the selective service for potential military conscription; being between the ages of 12 and 35; having been admitted, attending, or having graduated from an American high school or having passed the General Education Development test (GED); and being of “good moral character.”
** DACA status is the must be renewed every two-years mandated filing for deferred action from deportation.
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Today, Friday, January 26th from 7 to 9pm on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss DREAMers and the government shutdown; Schiff, Feinstein and the FISA memo; and important news of the day.
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