There are an estimated 800,000 who entered this country illegally with their parents over many years and were delayed deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. Contrary to what Rep. MacArthur writes, here is why they can never be permitted legal residence:
First, they would all qualify for diversity preference for college, job, contract applications and benefits at every level of government. In short, they move to the head of the line.
Second, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, aside from being massive users of public services for which they pay little or no taxes, 75 percent respond that government should do “more” for them.
Third, as citizens, they would vote to impose their demands on the rest of society.
Fourth, they would likely sponsor family members, including their own parents, for citizenship (“chain migration”) with the same consequences as above.
Fifth, it would set an example for others to enter the country illegally.
Sixth, several advocacy groups formed by DACANs have been agitating loudly for their “rights” even though they have no legal status in this country. If granted citizenship or any form of legal status, they will hammer the courts with endless demands to expand their benefits and privileges. That’s what happened after the 1986 amnesty which, by the way, was estimated to cover 1 million illegals and wound up being 4 million.
There are currently 35 million of Mexican ancestry who claim US citizenship – 11% of the population. The vast majority didn’t come through Ellis Island. They outnumber citizens who claim Italian or Irish ancestry. 76% of DACANs are Mexican citizens, 90% Latino. Their home countries did nothing to prevent them from coming. In fact, at one time Mexico actually printed instructions.
If you like having your citizenship and patrimony marginalized, just let the politicians give it away for you.
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