The intended to be sympathetic protagonist of the story falls far short
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
The USA Today report was intended to be a heartstrings tugger. Titled “DREAMer is first to be deported under Trump,” it also provides another means of hammering President Donald Trump. As exotic dancer Gypsy Rose Lee quickly learned, ‘Ya gotta have a gimmick.”
Described as “shy,” Juan Manuel Montes, 23, rates kid glove treatment from reporters Alan Gomez and David Agren, whose mission is not only making victims of illegals, but getting their licks in on the Republican president.
The two-page article with an oversize full color photo of Montes, begins above-the-fold on Page One. The headline referred to in the opening paragraph here sweeps across the Gannett flagship’s front page. Gannett is the parent company of the Arizona Republic, which continues to shrink in size and content, often repeating identical articles in the same exact issue, earning it’s nom de plume, the Daily Regurgitation.
The thrust is this hapless character, Juan Manuel Montes, mysteriously finds himself in a series of events that lead him to being repatriated to his native Mexico.
He is quoted as saying, “I thought that if I kept my nose clean, nothing would happen.” In his world theft and disobeying the law obviously qualify.
Buried at the end of the bobbing and weaving account of “undocumented” Montes we read that Court records show he has four convictions: one for shoplifting in January 2016, and three for driving without a license, most recently three months ago. There is a glib “the dog ate my homework” type of explanation offered for the lack of a license, having to do with leaving his wallet in a friend’s auto.
According to the newspaper’s report, Montes’ convictions are not serious enough to disqualify him from Barack Obama’s imposed DACA protections. Repeatedly entering the USA by stealth, in violation of the law and committing further crimes once here, isn’t murder, after all.
For a memory refresher, read D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty. It fills in the blanks in the USA Today fairy tale.
D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty
Illegal’s impossible to verify claims set stage for nightmare rather than dream
Once upon a time — in 2001 — we first heard of something known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.
The D.R.E.A.M. Act was a liberal dream come true, a warm and fuzzy piece of legislation lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.
Those applying for the gift of U.S. citizenship need only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States and are currently 35 years of age or younger. They have to declare that they have been persons of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate.
Along the way those hoping to access the overly generous provisions of the D.R.E.A.M. Act, simply became known by the sympathy provoking term, “Dreamers.” They are no longer “alien minors,” but merely those requiring compassion. There are consequences to this massive scale manipulation and the victims are not the illegals, but our own American citizen children.
The so-called “Dreamers” represent a dual assault on law-abiding, taxpaying American citizens and legal immigrants, since public universities grant illegals in-state tuition. American parents who send their children to out-of-state colleges have to pay higher tuition than illegals.
Most importantly, this scam results in illegals taking the limited number of spaces available for students at public universities, crowding out deserving American students and eventually competing with them in the job market.
Any illegal who claims they entered the U.S. before they were 16 years old and have lived here for at least five years can gain legal residence and ultimately citizenship merely by graduating high school, attending two years of college or entering the military. But even those requirements can be waived if they would cause “hardship.”
The biggest winners of this reckless lunacy will be the millions of illegals whose status is legitimized, and universities striving to enhance their numbers of Hispanic undergrads to 25 percent in order to qualify for a $1 billion fund set up by the Department of Education for “Hispanic Serving Institutions.” Over a dozen Arizona schools are on the notorious list.
President-elect Donald Trump has stated he will terminate DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an executive action signed into law by Obama in 2012. It provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit.
Let’s be clear. Dreamers are dreaming of one thing: Stealth Amnesty. They are being aided and abetted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Phoenix Union High School District, funded by citizen’s tax dollars while creating impediments to our own kids.