Dream Act Hypocrisy

Kids of illegals get benefits while needy U.S. students lose vouchers

By Allen B. West

President Donald Trump has announced he will be ending the Obama program called DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program was established by Barack Obama in June 2012 and allows illegal immigrants who entered the United States as minors to receive renewable, two-year deferments from deportation as well as work permits.

First, we need to understand that the pertinent word is illegal. These are children born in the United States of illegal-immigrant parents who had violated and disregarded the sovereign laws of this nation. If we’re to continue as a constitutional republic, and not a constitutional monarchy, we must adhere to and preserve our rule of law.

DACA is unconstitutional in every way. The Constitution states it clearly in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Article I denotes the enumerated powers of the legislative branch—the House and Senate, or Congress, and Article II denotes the enumerated powers of the executive branch.

A simple perusal will help the reader realize that we’re to be governed by the rule of law, not ruled by edict from an executive. Article II consists of only four sections; the final section establishes the grounds for removal of the executive, the president. If we wish to have a purely constitutional discussion about DACA, it’s obvious Obama exceeded his enumerated powers and established an unconstitutional policy. Now, the question is, do we want to be ruled by edict based upon the ideological agenda of a ruler? If so, then let’s go right ahead and continue on with DACA.


But the progressive socialist left then loses any grounds to complain about unconstitutional actions. They can’t accomplish their goal of fundamentally transforming America outside the bounds of our rule of law.

It’s not up to the president—any president—to decide that he or she wants to do something without the legislative branch. In essence, that’s taking action without the consent of the governed. The American people elect representatives to be their voice, so any disregard of the legislative branch is a dismissal and disregard of the American people.

DACA is nothing more than a feel-good, ideological political tool based on identity politics. If anything, it advances the notion, which the left loves, that there are those above the rule of law. Just look at  sanctuary cities, counties, and states—the left’s agenda is apparently superior to our rule of law.

The hypocrisy of DACA is blatant. Who decides what constitutes being a “dreamer”? Yes, that sounds so nice, and again, it tugs at hearts. But I seem to recall in April 2009 that the same Obama behind DACA ended the D.C. school voucher program for deserving young, black, minority kids, and not a peep came from the progressive socialist left and the liberal progressive media.

The deduction is simple: The left chooses based on their politicized agenda. Funny, DACA was enacted in 2012, a presidential election year. That should tell you everything.

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4 Comments on Dream Act Hypocrisy

  1. The “Constitutional Republic” was abandoned, officially, but SECRETLY in 1871 with The Organic Act ,whereby the UNITED STATES, a Corporation was created, followed by The Federal Reserve Act and then Social Security, wherein Americans, who signed up for it, received their STRAWMAN name( All CAPS)AND thus became vassals of a Corporation, no longer HUMANS, but became “Citizens”, in the eyes of a handful of controlling Bankers, Royalty, and the Religious, such as BUT not limited to House of Rothschild, House of Windsor and the Vatican.

    Then Immigration, like all actions, became a matter of COMMON LAW, as per the Constitution of the Republic, versus STATUTORY Law( Statutes)of the Corporation of UNITED STATES

    Corporation LAW (Statutes)has won the day, due mainly to Americans failing to learn about the difference, even to this day.

  2. DACA is nothing more than a scam and a sham put Upon us by illegal immigrants using the politicians to feel good about themselves that they are helping people which they aren’t because these people are illegal and they shouldn’t be here in the country from the beginning. In the Boston Globe a few weeks ago there’s been articles dealing with these DACA children and one of the girls said after she got a social security number that she helps her family with their utilities and housing. This shows you the scam that is going on with this DACA program.
    This program skirts the immigration laws using the kids as an excuse, shame on our politicians for allowing this.

  3. Teresa your right I believe Mr. West meant brought not born. I any case Mr. West is right my father was a legal immigrant from Mexico. It took many years, money and traveling back to Mexico to give up his citizenship to become an American citizen. My son goes to UCLA and admission was honest telling him the left preferred “DACA” Mexican as opposed to American with Mexican descent. The job market is being over taken by illegals. Thank God my children speak Spanish because in LA (The sanction city headquarters) the competition is tough. Are people forgetting back in 2012 after DACA the border was indicated with young child, some sent without their parents. By the way my father had a son he left behind in Mexico with his grandma, he sent money and he graduated from Universidad de Guadalajara. DACA student can now go back to their homeland and help their nation. Their lying if they say they don’t speak the language or know the culture, if so time to learn it.

  4. Mr. West, i must not understand, i thought they were brought here as sm children because if one is born here and their parents are not, they are citizens. Thank you

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