Breaking News for the ‘That’ll Show Him’ file: A group of the so-called “Dreamers” has threatened to somehow “get even” with President Trump by leaving America and returning to… Venezuela if they aren’t granted amnesty that allows them to stay in the country indefinitely with a pathway to citizenship.
That’s right – they think they’d rather return to hell holes where people are forced to scavenge through garbage dumps for food than obey U.S. immigration law.
The so-called “Dreamers” are adults who were brought to the United States as minors by parents who knowingly and intentionally broke the law by entering the country without permission.
They were identified as a distinct group when President Obama signed the Executive Order providing for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) after repeatedly stating that he did not have the Constitutional authority to do so.
The move was only temporary and President Trump and the new Congress have been saddled with the issue of what to do with the 800,000 individuals who registered as “Dreamers” and the million more who did not come forward to register.
One “Dreamer,” Alex Velez, told CNN, “I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible.”
Velez says she wants to leave the U.S. “on my own terms” instead of waiting to be deported by U.S. authorities.
While the group claims that if they leave the U.S., the economy will take a hit with the loss of their businesses, purchasing power, and the taxes they pay.
Many “Dreamers,” however, fill low-income jobs in the service industries and economists argue that wages will rise for Americans stepping into those jobs, helping the economy.
Dreamers whose country of origin are struggling, like Velez’s Venezuela, are not likely to find their situation improved when the return to dictatorships with non-existent infrastructure, widespread food and medical supply shortages, and governmental corruption.
Congress has faced a deadlock over the budget bill because it does not include provisions for “Dreamers,” with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, spending 8-hours on the floor of the House of Representatives urging action for the Dreamers.
President Trump has said people covered by DACA can finish the term of their existing amnesty contract before being eligible for deportation.
Sec. of Defense, Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis has said that approximately 900 soldiers who registered as “Dreamers” will not face deportation even if DACA is not extended.
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