Thank goodness for our Iowa political representatives out there fighting the good fight, ridding us of the scourge of DACA!
Those kids are up to all manner of terrifyingly subversive activities. Like playing in the school marching band. Or going to soccer practice. Getting inducted into the National Honor Society. Trying to get part-time jobs, or a driver’s license. Hoping to get into college and continue their education. Wanting careers, and families in the country they love and grew up in!
Oh, the horror of it all.
Lucky for us we have politicians fixated on getting rid of bright, ambitious young people in this country, some of them serving in our own military. As opposed to wasting time on, say, creating a workable immigration policy that Congress has failed to produce forever.
I don’t know about you, but when I vote in these elections, I’m looking for someone who will spend their time and my money chasing law-abiding children and young adults! Sick ‘em!
It makes perfect sense to me in an aging country with communities that are dying for lack of young families, students to fill desks in schools and colleges, and people to do jobs to keep business and industry running, to throw out hundreds of thousands of promising people for the crime of growing up in our own neighborhoods.
They want to earn citizenship and be productive. What?? We have to stop that in its tracks. Who would we sit in the dark neurotically fearing then?
I listened to an interview recently with our local Congressman, who insisted that young DACA people be bum-rushed out, even if, as the interviewer questioned, they were brought into the country at no fault of their own as infants, 2-year olds or children under age 10 and raised here ever since.
“Did any of those little kids say ‘I don’t want to come here?’” he shot back. “They know what they are doing.”
Great point! Why, I’ve yet to hear an infant say that. Shame on you, infants, for not controlling the borders! We have to get those scofflaw 2-year-olds under control here, too. Otherwise, you can bet they will be using Legos to build ladders to defeat that trillion-dollar wall the Iowa delegation is salivating for.
DACA enforcement makes perfect sense! Think of it like this - if your parents robbed a liquor store, and you were six months old in a car seat in the back of their IROC Camaro, then you should be charged for their crime and imprisoned 20 years later. Um, right?
Lately, our local congressman has been busy threatening the Des Moines school district with imprisonment, because why mess around with issues of economic development, energy, environment, junk like that, when you can be trying to dictate local school board policies from Washington?
As I understand it, the school board doesn’t want immigration cops crawling around without its knowledge while it’s trying to teach classes, and wants its teachers to teach and not be used as pawns to investigate immigration status of children.
How unAmerican is that! What could they be thinking? Of course we in our communities in Iowa build public schools to serve to be traps to catch kids and deport them to downtown Tijuana. That stuff about equal education for all, nutty talk. Knowledge is only for “our people,” everybody knows that.
Finally somebody gets it. Great job, politicians! Take a bow (oh wait, you’re been doing that already.)
I see a lot of people gleefully commenting on line that they can’t wait until politicians take all the funding away from this school district. Oh gosh yes, let’s throw the book at them. Let’s put educators in prison and punish a wayward administrator by compromising the education for thousands of innocent children. That’ll teach those munchkins who’s the boss!
I see our senator found a DACA applicant who has been convicted in a crime, and whipped out the official press releases quoting himself. Yes - we get the none-to-subtle message here. One lousy rotten human being means that 750,000 young adults are clearly all horrible and evil. That’s the kind of progressive thinking we’ve been needing, by golly! 1950 was so good, let’s try to do it again!
Also saw the other day that a fella named Daniel Medina, 23, was arrested for being… well, for being.
He’s apparently the first DACA deferral recipient - or “Dreamer” - busted for living and working legally in the United States under the new regime.
When ICE officers came to his house, he showed them his DACA work permit, legit with law passed under that Obama (who?) guy in 2012. Daniel was told, “It doesn’t matter, because you weren’t born in this country.”
Darn right! New sheriff in town, Danny boy. The law doesn’t matter. We don’t need no stinking badge.
Don’t see any press releases or online videos from our elected reps yet on this, but hey, they are busy folks. It’s not easy scheduling all those TV tapings.
The dude was brought to the country at age 7 and had no criminal record. Technicality! He probably would have done something wrong someday!
Hey, we’re just “enforcing the law” when we blame undocumented infants and children for existing in our country. Never mind that people are being arrested in our country in violation of that same U.S. law. Don’t bother us with details, we’re busy shining lapel pins.
Donald Trump, of all people, who spent the whole campaign swearing to get rid of DACA people, mainly because Obama thought they should stay, had this to say in Time Magazine:
“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Trump, going mellow? He’s going to go seeing value in valuable people? Say it ain’t so, Joe!
Once again, Iowa’s delegation will rescue us from, well, our students and co-workers, I guess.
Our congressman we deeply disappointed that Trump didn’t expel all those young people during his very first day in office. “Knock it out and let’s get on with life,” he said.
Life with empty desks and jobs, and broken families. Yeah! Don’t think, just sign.
“I was hoping he would say we’re going to do something that makes Steve King happy,” says, well, Steve King.
That’s it exactly! Nail on the head!
Aside from the fact that we should all refer to ourselves adorably in the third-person, we should roll out of bed every morning pledging to make politicians happy, and 750,000 young people is such a small price to pay…