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Who Are Obama’s DACA Illegals?

Who Are Obama’s DACA Illegals?
October 04
15:24 2017

In 2007, Democrats tried to get the DREAM Act passed in 2007, but it failed to pass. The DREAM Act would have set specific guidelines and requirements that if met, illegal aliens which the Democrats and liberal mainstream media referred to as ‘dreamers’, would be granted permanent residency in the United States. Democrats hoped that this would be the first step in acquiring up to 20 million more Democratic voters, once the dreamers were able to be granted citizenship. Fortunately, Republicans blocked the DREAM Act from passing.

With the failure of the DREAM Act, Barack Obama made immigration reform one of his main campaign platforms in 2008. He promised to reform the nation’s immigration policies to make it easier for more foreigners to enter the country and to provide a path to citizenship for the millions of illegal aliens already in the United States.

However, Congress was never able to get around to passing an immigration reform bill, especially after Republicans regained control of the House in 2010.

In June 2012, Obama announced his executive order referred to as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under Obama’s program, illegals who were brought to the US as minors would be allowed to apply for a two-year deferment to keep them from being deported. The deferment was in the form of a temporary work order, allowing them to remain in the US, work and pay taxes.

The issue of DACA came to the forefront earlier this month when President Donald Trump kept his campaign promise to end DACA. This was announced by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions who stated that DACA was illegally created and enforced to begin with and that President Trump was righting the wrong committed by Obama.

Other than hearing that the DACA illegals were brought to the US when they were minors, how much do you really know about them, other than the fact that they are still illegal aliens?

Initially, about 800,000 illegals had signed up for the DACA program. As of the time of Trump announcing he was ending DACA, there were still 690,000 young illegals with deferment – work permits.

Of the 690,000 DACA illegals, 548,000 of them are from Mexico (79.4% of the total). Next on the list is El Salvador (25,900), Guatemala (17,700), Honduras (16,100), Peru (7,420), South Korea (7,310), Brazil (5,780), Ecuador (5,460), Colombia (5,020), Argentina (3,970), Philippines (3,880), India (2,640), Jamaica (2,640), Venezuela (2,480), Dominican Republic (2,430) then other countries totaling 33,270.

About 75% of DACA illegals live in 20 metropolitan areas, with Los Angeles having the most with just under 100,000. Other major metro areas harboring DACA illegals include New York City, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston with close to 50,000 each. Next is Phoenix, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco and Riverside, followed by San Jose, San Diego, Los Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin, McAllen Charlotte and Miami.

A total of 45% of DACA illegals live in California and Texas.

Females out number males 53% to 47%. The average age of a DACA illegal is between 16 to 30, with 37% of them being 21-25 years of age.

So, what do we do with them? Many point to the fact that it wasn’t their fault they were brought to the US illegally when they were minors, so why should they be punished for it?

When an American citizen is convicted of a crime and sent to prison, that person’s family also suffers. With the loss of income, many times they lose their homes, cars and many possessions. It wasn’t their fault that their loved one committed the crime, but they suffer because of it, so what makes illegals any difference. Besides, these illegals that were brought here as a minor have had 10-25 years to make things legally right, but they haven’t. They continue to live here, taking advantage of our country while doing nothing to make themselves legal. Therefore, even though it wasn’t their fault in the beginning, they have continued living the crime when they could have done something to correct it.

So, what is the solution? Should they all be deported or provided a means to stay and work towards citizenship?

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