Truth on DACA

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke1/18/18
We’ve Already Granted Amnesty to These Illegals  •  In our through-the-looking-glass world, we so often view matters backwards without even realizing it. Take DACA (actually, leave it), where even many conservatives consider it a given that the individuals covered under it must somehow be granted amnesty. Overlooked is that they’ve already been granted amnesty.

Consider: Imagine you return from a trip to find someone has broken into your home, is squatting there and is eating your food and using your services. Might you not call the police? Might this invader not be charged with various crimes, such as breaking and entering, trespassing and theft?

Now, let’s say that for some reason you feel compassion for the individual — maybe because he’s a young adult whose father broke open your door and told him to make himself at home — and instead of pressing charges, you just tell him he must leave your place and never return. How would you react if, after exhibiting such mercy, a community activist called you bigoted and intolerant and insisted you grant “amnesty” by allowing the interloper to live with you permanently? Would you not be outraged and point out that you’re already granting amnesty by not pressing charges? In fact, the attack on your character might stiffen your resolve to expel the trespasser.

This is largely analogous to the situation with the DACA illegals: They have already received amnesty. We’re not going to punish them for remaining in our country, even though they’ve long known their presence here was a violation of law. We’re not even going to demand they reimburse us for the American services (e.g., education, handouts) from which they’ve greatly benefitted. They’re way ahead of the game (and we’re being played). Insisting someone return to his native land is not punishment. It’s mercy. It simply amounts to making things right.

Of course, we often hear the argument that the “DREAMers” — a sickening, manipulative propaganda term if ever there were one (how about “Schemers”?) — are enriching the U.S. Contrary to this assertion, however, DACA recipients have considerably lower educational attainment than do American citizens. Almost a quarter are functionally illiterate, 73 percent live in low-income housing and only four percent complete college, according to certain studies. Allowing DACA individuals — who range from high-school age to middle age — to stay, “is really the importation of an additional underclass,” as American Thinker editor Thomas Lifson puts it. (It’s also the importation of future Democrat voters.)

Having said this, let’s for a moment assume Invasion USA advocates are right about DACA aliens’ achievement. They then should stop being selfish and allow these bursting-with-potential people to enrich their native lands. Talk about cultural appropriation: We suck the best and brightest from these Third World countries and then wonder why they’re in shambles. You leftists ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Denuding a developing nation of its intellectual capital is a type of resource rape.

Returning to my analogy (and to seriousness), why aren’t we outraged about the DACA appeals, as we’d be if someone insisted we coddle a home invader? Sadly, it’s because we’re no longer a nation, properly defined. A nation is an extension of the tribe, which itself is an extension of the family (think: the Sioux Nation); it’s one united people — not disparate peoples trying to coexist within the same borders.

Whether large or small, whether a family in a home or national family, such a cohesive entity will naturally defend the home front from invaders. In contrast, a balkanized country, a land of strangers, doesn’t react as viscerally to the introduction of more strangers. It has already been diversified out of its defense mechanisms.

Everyone should be mindful that we have, quite generously, already offered amnesty. We’re not insisting on DACA — Draconian Action against Childhood Arrivals. The Schemers just need to go home.

Anyway, that would be the dominant attitude in a nation. As for us…well, that’s a different matter.

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14 Responses to Truth on DACA

  1. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    To those who say we should not hold the Dreamers responsible for their parents’ breaking the law, I respond, that neither should we reward the Dreamers for their parents’ criminal activities.

    There is plenty of legal precedent for this.

    What if a man robs a bank, and takes the ill-gotten lucre home where the police are waiting for him to take him to jail. Do his children get to keep the money even though they had nothing to do with the robbery? One doesn’t even have to think about the answer. It is simply no!!!

    That is the situation in a nut shell. And the right to state in the U.S.A. is much more valuable that the chicken feed one would get from robbing a local bank.

    The Dreamers and their parents have no claim on residence in the USA. Send them all back and let them get in line like law-abiding people around the world.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      To those who say we should not hold the Dreamers responsible for their parents’ breaking the law, I respond, that neither should we reward the Dreamers for their parents’ criminal activities.

      Hard to argue with that logic. Multiculturalists, however, are much nicer and more compassionate than either you or I. Because they care so much for the human condition, and because white racism is the only reason America exists as a country in the first place, if your skin is brown (or brownish), you have a right to live in this country.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        I have lived in seven countries other than the U.S.A. and each country had some sort of requirement that I apply for and receive permission to live, study and/or work in that country.

        No other country in the world has the insane immigration policies, or lack thereof, that America does.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Well, I think most of western Europe has adopted similar policies, at least for those who claim to be refugees. But aside from that, I suspect you’re right. Basically, America and western Europe (and Canada) are largely controlled by the elitist progressive left, for whom racial identity politics is their main concern.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          It’s not insane, Mr. Kung. It’s “nice.”

        • David Ray says:

          Including Mexico . . . which kept a marine contained to emphasize it’s strict laws accordingly, and, lets just cut the crap, to stick it to the US of A. (Obama couldn’t be bothered to help out.)

          • Timothy Lane says:

            I remember that Greta van Susteren studied the scene carefully, and concluded that the Marine had an excellent case. What probably saved hi, was a boycott pushed by Fox News, especially Bill O’Reilly.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        Another point which needs to be brought up is that rewarding illegal activity undermines the rule of law in general.

        People see law breakers being rewarded and ask themselves, “why should I obey the law if criminals not only get away with crime, but get rewarded?” I have no doubt that this type of thinking is common amongst the whole illegal immigrant population.

        And how do those millions waiting in-line for legal permission to come to the US feel about this? Perhaps they see crime being rewarded and think that maybe they should just come in and stay without going through the long process.

        Before Rudy Giuliani became mayor of NYC crime was running rampant. He appointed a new police commissioner and beginning with the broken-window theory of crime started going after everyone breaking the law. Funny how crime fell when even petty criminals started being arrested.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          That matter of the effect on legal immigrants is one of my main concerns on this issue. We have only so much money to spend on immigration, and it should be devoted to legal rather than illegal aliens.

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            Rand Paul, on Medved’s show the other day (and libertarians tend to be open borders, so caveat emptor) that for every “Dreamer” allowed in it should be deducted from whatever overall immigration quota we have set in terms of numbers (which I think is something like a million). Hard to argue with that. Still, all of what Mr. Kung has said is important, logical, and moral.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    We need to be reminded that this scoundrel is responsible for a large part of the mess America faces. Obama was not the only bum who has been president of the United States.

    Russia will never be a great ally, but we need to stop the nonsense about them being behind every bad thing which happens.

    As to DACA, he needs cheap servants.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      The Bushes were always Beltway Bandits, and his most recent comments on immigration and Russian collusion seem to indicate that, like so many of those globalists, he’s going increasingly liberal.

  3. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    This is an indication that there is still a modicum of sanity in our country.

    Of course, the basic psychosis is still evident as we continue to allow illegal immigrants to reside in our country and take advantage of the many rights and privileges which are guaranteed to Americans.

    The education lobby will, no doubt, decry this decision. It takes money out of their pockets.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Some of the illegals were complaining that they were being denied opportunity for not getting in-state tuition. Naturally, it would never occur to these whiny moochers that they are no worse off than out-of-state attendees (I paid $900 per year out-of-state fees to attend Purdue nearly 50 years ago).

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