It’s about time the scales fell from the eyes of the so-called DREAMers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not likely ever to become the law of the land. And the sooner illegals own up to that reality, the better.
The policy, initiated by Barack Obama via executive order, was never meant to be permanent. Obama himself admitted as much when he announced the plan in the Rose Garden on June 15, 2012:
In the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system, what we’ve tried to do is focus our immigration enforcement resources in the right places. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.
When Donald Trump declared last September that the program would be permitted to expire in six months’ time unless Congress acted, he was painted by the Left as a villain. In reality, he was merely following in his predecessors’ footsteps.
So what did the Democrats do when confronted with a deadline? Nothing:
After months of public jousting and fruitless negotiations with Republicans and President Donald Trump, Democrats are running out of time — and options — in their fight to preserve a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Leadership’s unwillingness to gamble on another government shutdown, the minority party’s lone meaningful recourse, has left them unarmed and aimless.
On March 5, the deadline came and went. Democratic lawmakers marked the occasion not to by resolving to come to the immediate aid of the 800,000 individuals who have been living in constant fear of deportation but by carping about the border wall or other features of immigration reform that doesn’t fit with their plans for a lifetime Democratic majority. They hoped the DREAMers wouldn’t notice. But they did.
A group of DREAMers held a protest in front of the Democratic National Committee Monday with the aim of criticizing Democrats for not passing a permanent fix to the DREAM Act.
Approximately two dozen activists gathered in the street outside of the DNC early Monday morning with bullhorns and signs criticizing National Democrats for not passing new protections for DREAMers. The protesters then blocked the front doors of the DNC and refused staffers from entering or exiting the building.
“The Democrats party has never been on my side,” another protester said. Another said Democrats left DREAMers “hanging by a thread.”
“I am here today to tell Democrats that they are not my allies and I will continue to fight and show that that I will not collaborate with them until they do something for my community” the protester said before calling Democrats “fake allies.”
Here’s a video of the sit-in: