By joining a bipartisan group of governors advocating for “Dreamers,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has once again reminded us how humane, pragmatic and fair the Republican Party used to be.
Last week, Sandoval and 10 other governors sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to take quick action to protect the 750,000 children eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program — otherwise known as “Dreamers.”
Those children were brought to the U.S. by immigrant parents who were without documentation. As the governors wrote in their letter, the “Dreamers” “played no role in the decision to come here and they have known no other home but the United States.”
In fact, many DACA beneficiaries came here as teenagers. All were eligible for the program as long as they entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday. By that time, there is no doubt that they spoke the language of their native countries fluently and knew their culture intimately.
DACA had no requirement of English fluency, as evidenced by the application form that had a space to list the translator used to complete the form. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that “perhaps 24 percent of the DACA-eligible population fall into the functionally illiterate category and another 46 percent have only ‘basic’ English ability.”
Unfortunately, many Dreamers are poorly educated. Only 49 percent of DACA beneficiaries have a high school education, even though a majority are now adults. And while military service could also qualify an illegal alien for DACA, out of the current 690,000 DACA beneficiaries, only 900 are serving in the military.
The Obama administration did not check the background of each DACA beneficiary, despite a requirement that they have no felony convictions and pose no threat to national security. Only a few randomly selected DACA applicants were ever actually vetted.
“Let’s start by deporting the DREAMers,” quipped Ann Coulter in a Monday-aired interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with Breitbart News’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.
The status quo of demographic change wrought by immigration — both lawful and unlawful — must change in order to “save the country,” said Coulter.
Describing DREAMers — those targeted by the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection and subsequently proposed payments searching for to codify it as federal law — as “essentially the most stressful other folks in the universe,” Coulter jestingly instructed prioritizing essentially the most irascible cohort of illegal immigrants for deportation:
“It has to be said that many of the legal and illegal low-wage workers, they’re incredibly hard workers, they’re really nice people, and it occurred to me … that I actually like all of the illegal immigrants except the DREAMers. They’re the ones I want deported first because they’re the activists. They’re the obnoxious ones. They’re the ones who go to congressional offices and stamp their feet and say, “How dare you not rush to grant us amnesty?” Whereas the other illegals don’t have the time to be protesting; they’re busy working, being polite, being so friendly and nice and saying, “Merry Christmas.”
“Every time you allow Americans to vote [on issues relating to immigration], every time it’s on the ballot … they vote for less immigration [and] fewer benefits for immigrants,” said Coulter, highlighting popular opposition to the status quo of both legal and illegal immigration.
Without border safety to cease the float of foreigners illegally immigrating to The United States and deportations of swathes of foreigners illegally in the squawk of birth, it’s “lights out for The United States,” added Coulter.
Previous efforts to amnesty illegal immigrants — comparable to the Gang of Eight invoice supported by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — amounted to “abolish The United States” endeavors, talked about Coulter. Such amnesty proposals are on a normal basis marketed by their proponents below the guise of “entire immigration reform.”