Not a day goes by when we aren’t shocked anew at just how entitled the illegal immigrants known as Dreamers really are. Both they and their Democrat champions in Congress are astoundingly arrogant in their demands. There are arguments on both sides as to whether or not these people should be allowed to stay and work in the United States without fear of deportation, but we’re unaware of any argument that says they have a RIGHT to be here. Sure people say it, but there’s no logic to the claim. They broke the law. They are not citizens. They are, at the end of the day, at the mercy of our compassion.
Yet they don’t seem to have any realization of that basic truth.
Take some of these Dreamers that appeared on CNN Thursday. One of them, a guy named Alex Velez, actually threatened to leave the United States and go back to Venezuela if the president did not extend the deadline for DACA! “I will leave,” she said. “I will leave America as soon as possible.”
Okay. Um. Bye!
The reason we’re supposed to take this threat seriously is that Dreamers are so important to the economic and cultural fabric of the United States that we will be begging them to stay. It’s the “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone” theory of negotiation, and we can respect that.
But we also have to be honest with these people: You may own businesses, you may be enrolled in law school, you may be a valuable member of the armed forces. But when push comes to shove, your presence in the U.S….it doesn’t really matter. That may sound harsh, but it’s just a fact. Every Dreamer could be deported tomorrow and the world would go right on spinning. That’s not even a comment on Dreamers specifically; it’s just a fact of what it’s like to live in a country populated with 320 million people. No one individual is going to make or break the machine.
We actually hope that Congress can work out some kind of deal for the DACA recipients, but only because Trump has vowed to sign nothing that does not include THE WALL – the central promise of his campaign and the cornerstone of his radically pro-America view of illegal immigration. If some form of amnesty for these people is what it takes to make that happen, fine. But that’s the only way it should happen, because any other way of doing it only invites more trouble down the line.
If that quid pro quo isn’t good enough for the Democrats or their Hispanic activists…if they would rather pack up and leave the country…well, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. We’ll get over it.