A problem with bleeding-heart liberals is that they so seldom understand that their wounds are largely self-inflicted. Take the case of onetime House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , who bleeds for a “DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] protected Dreamer” threatened with deportation under President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on criminal illegals.
Yes, you read right: Criminal illegals. Daniel Ramirez Medina, who is the first “Dreamer” to be arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), admitted under oath to being a member of a street gang in the Washington State community where he lives.
According to the Los Angeles Times, “gang membership can be grounds for the government to deny or review an immigrant’s DACA status.” Ramirez is now facing deportation.
Yet in Pelosi’s world, this is an “assault on our values.”
An assault on our values? What’s Pelosi been smoking?
In the interests of full disclosure, I will emphasize that Medina (who is suing the federal government) has recanted his earlier confession of membership in two gangs. NPR quotes Ethan Dettmer, one of Medina’s attorneys:
While in custody, he was repeatedly pressured by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to falsely admit gang affiliation. The statement issued … by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not accurate.
If nothing else, it boils down to a “he said, she said.” In any case, maybe it is time to revisit DACA and whether it is good for America.