Supporters of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the unconstitutional executive order President Obama put in place in 2012, took to the streets of Westwood today, blocking Wilshire Blvd. at Veteran Ave., one of the busiest areas in Los Angeles, as it is close to a federal building and the University of California at Los Angeles. Following the premeditated plan to unlawfully assemble, protesters placed bunk beds in the intersection while several protesters chained themselves across the wide intersection, inhibiting traffic from moving and causing massive delays.
It all happened on Thursday, October 5, 2017, the day of the deadline for DACA recipients to renew their work permits. DACA recipients, also known as dreamers, along with supporters claim they are protesting for their “right to be human,” which is an absurdity. No one is saying they are not human. Many people are saying they are illegal aliens in this country since they and their parents came here illegally and need to be deported, the parents anyway.
Facts are facts but that often gets in the way of DACA proponents’ and pro illegal groups’ objectives. Many want the U.S. government to recognize all “undocumented immigrants” as citizens even though they have not gone through the proper channels and earned their citizenship.
It’s a huge slap in the face to those real immigrants who did it the right way, paying large fees and waiting several years to eventually take part in a ceremony where they take an oath to the United States, agreeing to abide by its laws.
Those who took part in blocking traffic did not abide by the law but committed a crime by unlawfully assembling in the intersection, according to LAPD. Their arguments, one of which is that illegals have a right to be here, are weakened when they display their unlawfulness. Good luck trying to convince President Trump and Congress that they should be able to stay.
Illegal and undocumented “immigrants” already place a massive burden on local, state and federal economies as it costs billions of dollars in education, healthcare, emergency room services and other social assistance the government provides them.
According to Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, says that repealing DACA is a “bait-and-switch” by the government. The problem with that is that DACA is unconstitutional in the first place. It was Obama who provided the “bait.” President Trump merely “switched” it back to where it is supposed to be. Another problem is the name of Salas’ organization. No one is treating illegal aliens inhumanely. Illegal aliens aren’t “immigrants” and they don’t have rights other than to be treated humanely, which they are.
What about the humane treatment of U.S. citizens? Why are they put in a position of having to foot the bill for this? Why are many pushed out of jobs from corrupt companies willing to break the law to employ illegals for less? What about the cost in unemployment benefits the government incurs caused by illegals taking jobs away from Americans? Those are the real concerns that don’t get media’s or Congress’ attention.
Like any other hot button issue of the day, it’s time to have a conversation that includes why illegal immigration must be stopped in its tracks, why the border wall needs to be built immediately and the border secured once and for all. Until then, we don’t need to hear about “immigrant rights.”
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.