Is the the worst “Mexican standoff” in history? As the deadline to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program nears, some illegal immigrants are issuing a bizarre ultimatum: Pass a deal to extend DACA, or else… we’ll leave the country.
I guess nobody told them they’re free to leave anytime.
Plus, leaving exactly what the law says anyway. “Dreamers” have already been living in the country illegally for years, but now apparently think that threatening to leave will somehow motivate Congress to give them what they want.
If a DACA extension isn’t passed, “I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible,” illegal alien Alex Velez declared to CNN. She and her sister Daniela are due to have their protected status expire on March 6.
It seems that the Dreamers think threatening to leave a country that they’re staying in illegally will prompt lawmakers in Congress to keep them.
Velez said, “I want to be able to leave on my terms. I’m not going to be waiting for anyone to come for me.”
That raises the obvious question: Why, then, has she and so many others waited in the U.S. for so long already?
If Velez has declared that she will “leave America as soon as possible,” why didn’t she do that a long time ago? It was “possible” for years. Nobody was forcing her to stay.
This, in a nutshell, is the problem so many Americans have with DACA: The absolute sense of entitlement.
There is plenty of room for sympathy to the situation of Dreamers, especially those who were so young when they came to the U.S. that they barely remember the trip. But the frustration of the Dreamers should be directed at their parents, who broke federal law–not at the country that has let them remain here illegally for years.
Instead of gratitude for getting out of hellholes like Venezuela or crime-ridden streets in Mexico, a disturbing number of illegal aliens seem to have only contempt, and carry the flags of other countries as they march and protest against the same nation they refuse to leave.
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