If you believed everything the Obama administration told you, you’d have to think that the former president’s precious DREAMers were comprised of nothing but aspiring doctors, lawyers, scholars, and soldiers. But the truth is that recipients of DACA were, first and foremost, illegal immigrants, and they are no better than anyone else. Perhaps no worse, either, but there are good apples and bad apples. Problem is, we already have that kind of mixed bag right here in America. They’re called the citizen population of the United States. We really didn’t have a pressing need for Mexican lawyers, and we certainly didn’t have a pressing need for Franklin Meave Vazquez, a DREAMer being charged with murder in Virginia as we speak.
Vazquez, who hails from (and belongs in) Mexico, stands accused of killing one person and injuring two more on a boat over the weekend. According to Fox News, Vazquez might not have been in this country at all if the Obama administration had bothered to crack down on illegal immigration.
Fox News has exclusively learned that Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was an illegal alien in the U.S. until he was granted deferred action under the DACA program on Nov. 30, 2013. The program is aimed at children brought to the country illegally by their parents.
Vazquez’s legal status was set to expire on Nov. 29, 2015. He applied for renewal but his request was denied on August 16, 2016 – almost a year after his DACA status had already expired. Documents say his request was denied for abandonment, meaning he may have failed to respond to an information request or never showed up for a required appearance.
While in the U.S., Vazquez was arrested in March, accused of abduction by force, intimidation or deception — but he was released on $20,000 bond.
Quite the stand-up guy. We can’t recall President Obama ever highlighting people like Vazquez when touting the righteousness of his DACA order.
We’re not, of course, arguing that every illegal immigrant protected by DACA is some kind of mortal threat to society, but as far as we’re concerned, one illegal alien murderer is one too many. We’ve got plenty of derelicts, drug dealers, thugs, and violent felons right here on American soil. We don’t need to import them from south of the border.