LA Times: “President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
But under the Obama administration, those reports have proved increasingly true.”
Opinion: The flood of illegal children began with the Dream Act of 2011 According to The Hill, August 15, 2011 – the DREAM Act House (HR1842) and Senate (S952) bills outline who comprises DREAMers:
“Advocates, including President Obama, always describe DREAMers as top high school graduates who were ‘brought into the country illegally at age five by their parents and know only the U.S. as their homeland’. Indeed that is a very compelling group. If the DREAM Act were limited to them alone, it would have passed easily 10 years ago. But in fact, the DREAM legislation benefits a much broader group of illegal immigrants than that.
According to the bills, “DREAMers” include any illegal immigrant who claims they came into the country before the age of 16, has been here continuously for five years, and is currently under 35 years old. But these requirements can be waived for ‘hardship’ ((sec 5 (2)), and if there are any knowingly-made false statements about entry dates etc., section 7 of the legislation assures that the applicant would still be protected from deportation.”
Then on June 15, 2012, President Obama signed a memo called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) calling for deferred action for certain (undocumented) illegals who came to the U.S. as children. DACA allows young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States if they were brought into the country illegally by their parents and have not been convicted of a major crime.
The flood of immigrant children are here by design, can stay for any hardship proved or not, in order to fulfill the progressive left goal of tearing down the wealthy.
Remember Joe the plumber – 2008: “I’m getting ready to buy a company that makes 250 to 280 thousand dollars a year,” Wurzelbacher said. “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?”
Senator Obama’s response: “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”