Bummer: Some DACA Recipients Are Leaving U.S. Ahead Of Supreme Court Case

We’re supposed to feel sorry for these folks, whose parent(s) brought them to the United States in violation of federal law. If they’re leaving, perhaps they really do not care that much about being an American

As Supreme Court considers end to DACA, some Dreamers are already leaving US behind

Born in South Korea but raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Eun Suk “Jason” Hong seemed on the cusp of another American success story when he graduated from college in 2015.

Hong, whose mother brought him to the U.S. at age 10, landed a job as a financial planner and was looking forward to starting a career.

But in 2017, President Donald Trump moved to do away with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allowed him to work legally in the U.S., and Hong’s outlook began to change. In August, he quit his job and moved to Spain to seek a master’s degree in business administration.

He’s now barred for a decade from returning to the country where he grew up. But he’s also left behind the anxiety of America’s immigration wars.

Hong is among the “Dreamers” – undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children – who are leaving their adopted home in frustration. With the Supreme Court poised to rule on DACA’s future by June, some are taking matters into their own hands and moving to Europe, Mexico and Canada.

Well, bye. Better not get caught in Mexico illegally. Their laws are pretty strict, and they could quickly end up in jail.

When Trump announced his plan to terminate the DACA program in September 2017, there were 689,800 active DACA recipients. That’s declined by more than 40,000, to 649,070, according to the latest figures on the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website.

Trump says the Obama-era initiative is unconstitutional, but his move to phase out the program has been blocked by legal challenges. The Supreme Court is expected to announce sometime before the end of June whether the president has the authority to end DACA.

Obama himself said it was un-Constitutional to enact DACA, that he had no legal authority. Any president has the power to rescind any previous executive order. That’s the way it works. We can easily see this being a split decision, with the liberals voting against Trump. They should remember that they would be ruling that no future president can cancel any Trump EO.

While one “study” claims each Dreamer generates $70,000 a year to the U.S. economy, another shows

Supporters of policies to limit immigration say undocumented immigrants cost taxpayers money, pointing to research that shows they consume more in public services than they pay for with taxes.

“Fewer than 50% of DACA beneficiaries have a high school diploma. An even smaller number have a college education,” said Matt O’Brien, director of research for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, citing the group’s own studies. “And only a tiny proportion have professional qualifications or other highly marketable skills. So it’s far from clear that any of the so-called ‘Dreamers’ have exerted any positive effect on the U.S. economy as a result of their education or job training.”

A majority of Dreamers occupy entry-level or low wage jobs in construction, food service and maintenance industries, and that means that they are in direct competition with “economically vulnerable Americans,” he said.

How many times do you read something like this?

It’s a decision that Itzel Hernandez, 26,  of Red Bank, New Jersey, has pondered too. A community organizer for the American Friends Service Committee, she was born in Mexico but moved north when she was 10. Now, she’s thinking about pursuing a master’s degree, possibly in Germany, where it’s more affordable.

Community organizer. Not really an area that earns much money, just someone who Demands things. Loudly. Perhaps if Dreamers weren’t so demanding, some sort of accommodation could have been reached. They demand healthcare, education, food, housing, money, the vote, and citizenship. If they want to leave, well, bye. The only people they should be blaming are their parents, who knowingly brought them here illegally.

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One Response to “Bummer: Some DACA Recipients Are Leaving U.S. Ahead Of Supreme Court Case”

  1. Dana says:

    Those who hope that the Supreme Court will give President Trump a victory here should remember that Chief Justice John Roberts saved the Obaminablecare law by deciding, way out of left field, that it was a tax.

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