2 Million American Children Experience Homelessness Every Year—Let’s Put Them Before Illegal Aliens
There is immense push-back from the American left against President Trump’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program that granted de facto amnesty to some 800,000 illegal aliens.
DACA was signed back in June 2012. It allowed all illegals who arrived in America before they were aged 16 to apply for legal work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, and made them eligible for earned income tax credits. Enrollment must be renewed every two years.
Basically, DACA grants participants the rights and privileges normally associated with legal entry into America: it is renewable amnesty.
The political resistance is predictable, but the liberal talking points make little sense: their argument is, quite literally, “think of the children”—a logical fallacy more properly known as an appeal to emotion.
Take this piece written by an illegal alien (under a pseudonym) and published in the New Yorker, for example:
Then I knew it was Sessions who was going to speak, I knew something was up. He has a history of being very tough on immigrants. And, to be honest, I was angry. I was angry at Trump for not showing his face, for being such a coward as to have someone else fight his battles. I knew this was going to happen. I’m very politically aware. I knew that Trump needed a win. He hasn’t done anything during his Presidency, and he wanted to show that he could do something. He chose the safe way out.
It’s an emotional expose, not journalism—granted the New Yorker shouldn’t necessarily be held to the same standard as a conventional news outlet, but we can’t ignore the fact that they’re making a political statement here, and that said statement is couched in emotional language.
This is par for the course: there has been very little rational discussion on DACA coming out of the left. Why? It’s not a battle they can win.
Right now some 500,000 American citizens are chronically homeless—of these, 49,933 are US military veterans. These are people who fought and bled for our country, and yet we’re letting them waste away on the streets while we provide welfare to illegal aliens.
This is supremely immoral by any commonly-held definition of morality.
If that weren’t bad enough, let’s “think of the children” for a moment—America’s children. According to the Covenant House, a nonprofit group, some 2 million American children experience a spell of homelessness every single year. These are American citizens, born and raised.
What kind of a society cares for foreigners before its own? One that doesn’t intend to last.
President Trump’s right to end DACA: those who disagree need to get some perspective.