Many in politics, GOP and Democrats, spread a lot of falsehoods about illegal immigrants to get policy passed for open borders.While the illegal immigrant stories for certain individuals inside America may be compelling, the large majority of Americans are burned out on illegal immigration (Enter Trump winning the Presidency).
DACA is one of those compelling stories. Or is it? Many politicians, paid activists and suburban “do-gooder” progressives will bet their life that DACA illegal immigrants are the best and brightest and deserve the utmost protection by skipping immigration law. Even former President Obama used an emotionally filled word salad to defend DACA “Dreamers” when President Trump announced he was ending the program:
“To target these young people is wrong, because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post. “It is self-defeating — because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel.”
A recent survey dispels this notion and Victor Davis Hanson writes about it in the Los Angeles Times:
Democrats are so focused on the 800,000 Dreamers — less than 10% of the undocumented population — because they’re politically photogenic and for now seen as the easiest group to exempt from efforts to control illegal immigration. In blanket fashion, the media consistently report that they are model youth, fulfilling their proverbial “dreams” of finishing college and achieving upward mobility.
The average age of DACA participants is now 24. Few after entering adulthood sought to address their known illegal status. Surveys suggest that most are not in school; fewer than 5% have graduated from college. Those employed earn a median hourly wage of $15.34, which means they are forced to compete on the lower end of the wage ladder. Only about a tenth of 1% of DACA youth serve in the U.S. military — fewer than 900 total.