By Rick Oltman, November 13, 2019
On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). So it’s finally DACA Decision Time … at least it’s the beginning of a long process in the Supreme Court that won’t give the country a ruling on the illegal directive by President Obama until spring of the 2020 election year.
It will affect over one million people who were lured into our country by President Barack Obama. The whole purpose of announcing DACA in June 2012 was to increase the number of children coming into our country illegally so that anyone trying to stop it would be attacked in the press and in congressional hearings for being mean to kids. Many of us knew at the time that that was the strategy, which has certainly been employed against our immigration law enforcement agencies and personnel.
The 2012 DACA announcement was a worldwide welcoming call to any and all who could get here.
After the 1986 IRCA Amnesty, the demographic of illegal aliens was mostly young men until the mid to late ‘90s, when women and families joined the flood. The border traffic was in both directions, as many illegals, mostly from Mexico, went south for the Christmas holidays, returning illegally in late January. After the 9-11 terror attacks resulted in some increased border security, the southbound holiday traffic declined dramatically as the return north became more difficult. But the north-bound traffic continued apace.
As concerns about terrorism increased following 9-11, the term “military aged young men” came into use, both on our southern border and in European countries that were seeing a tremendous migratory increase in traffic from Middle Eastern countries. As America began to see first-hand the risks of illegal immigration, the victims of illegal alien criminals, et cetera, and support for border security grew, a new strategy needed to be employed by those dedicated to flooding our country with illegal aliens, and that was … the use of children. The sympathy evoked by “the children” would make it harder to enforce the law.
- Have unlawful presence in United States after entering the country before their 16th birthday.
- Have lived continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007.
- Were under age 31 on June 15, 2012 (born on June 16, 1981 or after).
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.
If the illegal alien was 15 in 2007, he/she is 27-years old today.
If the illegal alien was 30 years old in 2012, they are at least 37-years old today.
But in reality, we are talking about a large number of people who lied about their age when they arrived, and we now probably have a substantial number of middle-aged people seeking to stay in our country under DACA. But don’t expect that fact to get much media coverage in the months to come.
The main question for many of us is: If Barack Obama illegally created DACA by Executive Branch Memorandum (the President cannot make law, that’s Congress’s job), then why can’t President Trump end DACA the same was it was created?
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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