How do you know you’ve got a problem with selfishness? When you think you’re more deserving of people in the same situation as you’re in, with one exception. You’re a “Dreamer” and they’re not. Well, “Dreamers” that time has come.
Other illegal aliens are sick and tired of your sense of entitlement, because in the end, you too are just as much an illegal alien as they are. The difference is they did it either a long time ago, or as an adult. That’s it.
One such illegal alien feels this way. After one glimmer of hope afforded many illegal aliens escaped him: Because the New York resident came too long ago, he did not qualify for immigration relief under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.
Now he watches as the White House and Congress continue to grapple and negotiate and argue — but at least talk about — the future of the so-called Dreamers.
“I’m very bitter. These DACA kids definitely have this sense of entitlement,” Paredes said. “People fought for them and they got DACA and they got their work permit and then they went to sleep, instead of working to fight for the rest of us.”
He is far from alone in this feeling about so-called “Dreamers”. Many other illegal aliens interviewed felt the same animosity and more toward DACA recipients.
As the Senate has debated immigration in a race to come up with a plan that would win bipartisan support, the future for Dreamers has gained even more prominence. What to do about DACA helped to spark a brief federal government shutdown and prompted Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi to give an eight-hour and seven-minute speech.
Even President Trump has occasionally softened his frequently harsh, hard-line immigration tone when talking about Dreamers. In a tweet, the president said, “Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do.”
On Wednesday, Trump pushed senators to oppose any bill that did not support his tough approach to immigration, including closing the country’s doors to many immigrants who want to come to the U.S. legally. The move came a day after a second federal judge issued an injunction ordering his administration to continue the DACA program — a decision the Trump administration wants reversed.
Senators failed to reach a bipartisan bill on the future of illegal aliens and border security. The defeat of the bills in the Senate makes it increasingly likely that no legislative solution for DACA will happen this year, although some senators say they may try for a short-term extension of the program.
But the illegal alien “Dreamers” will continue to loom front and center in the debate over immigration, no matter what.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 19th, 2018