Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Giving Amnesty to Dreamers Would Be Immigration’s Trojan Horse

If given citizenship those immigrants could sponsor their immediate family for legal status as well.
What’s so difficult about amnesty for illegal immigrant youth who, as then-President Barack Obama put it, were “brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants,” raised here from a young age and are now facing “the threat of deportation to a country that (they) know nothing about”? Well, there’s more to the story.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals activists recently stormed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office demanding a “clean” amnesty bill with no enforcement provisions, revealing a more ambitious goal than simply alleviating the suffering of youth brought here as children. They want the door left open.
Just as we’ve learned from Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War,” policy questions are complex, serving multiple agendas, and during the Vietnam War it was easier to feed the public a simplistic narrative in which relevant facts were unreported or deliberately misrepresented.
So it is with the Dreamers (as DACA recipients are commonly called). According to the Migration Policy Institute, the total number of eligible amnesty applicants is 1.5 million (not 800,000, as has been widely reported). If each Dreamer were naturalized through the DREAM Act of 2017, then each would be eligible to sponsor their parents.
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