The Ugly Truth About DACA by Stefan Molyneux

On May 11, 2011, then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors [DREAM] Act into the Senate. The DREAM Act would have given conditional residency and more to non-adult illegal immigrants – but it failed to pass. On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] – an executive order which bypassed lawmakers and offered similar legal status to an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrants.

In June 2017, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others announced plans to challenge DACA in court if the Trump administration has not agreed to phase out the program by September 5th, 2017. On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA was being repealed – and that implementation will be suspended for six months.

Background
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Childhood_Arrivals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Parents_of_Americans
https://dockets.justia.com/docket/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1668197-hanen-opinion.html
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-daca
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/09/05/daca-lawsuit-dropped-texas-ag-says.html
http://variety.com/2017/politics/news/daca-lawsuit-xavier-becerra-sues-trump-1202554032/

President Donald Trump
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/905038986883850240?lang=en
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/905228667336499200?lang=en
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908276308265795585
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908278070611779585

Guidelines
https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
https://www.uscis.gov/daca2017

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/dramatic-surge-arrival-unaccompanied-children-has-deep-roots-and-no-simple-solutions

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children/fy-2016
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/usbp-sw-border-apprehensions

Pathway to Citizenship?
https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/data-indicate-unauthorized-immigrants-exploited-loophole-gain-legal-status
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/09/03/citizenship-dreamers-warned-happen-say-immigration-hawks/
https://cis.org/Vaughan/So-Much-No-Path-Citizenship-DACA-DREAMers

Fraud and Vetting
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/fmr-uscis-investigator-theres-huge-amount-fraud-daca-program/
http://knst.iheart.com/featured/garret-lewis/content/2017-09-08-interview-with-matt-obrien/
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/09/07/daca-fraud-rate-40-50-percent-says-former-immigration-official/
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/homeland-security-documents-reveal-dhs-abandoned-required-illegal-alien-background-checks-to-meet-flood-of-amnesty-requests-following-obamas-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-directive/
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/29/uscis-approved-amnesty-for-at-least-six-illegal-aliens-initially-flagged-as-security-risks/
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/05/16/obama-stamped-120k-dreamers-trump-takeover/

Criminality
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/2139-daca-recipients-convicted-or-accused-of-crimes-against-americans/

Propaganda
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/02/daca-polls-conceal-public-opposition-cheap-labor-amnesty/
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/07/associated-press-refers-illegal-alien-daca-recipients-undocumented-citizens/

Effectiveness
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2017/08/28/437956/daca-recipients-economic-educational-gains-continue-grow/
https://cis.org/Huennekens/Medias-DACA-Numbers-Are-Misleading
https://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch6en/conc6en/USAownershipcars.html
http://www.npc.umich.edu/publications/policy_briefs/brief12/PolicyBrief12.pdf
http://www.npr.org/2016/07/26/487470787/fewer-young-people-buying-houses-but-why

Employment
https://dreamers.fwd.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/20170823-DACA-Job-Loss-Report.pdf
https://www.fwd.us/blog/fwd-us-center-american-progress-introduce-report-daca-impact-jobs-dreamers-u-s-economy
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/31/zuckerberg-group-700k-american-job-openings-daca-ends/

Larger vs. Smaller Government
http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2012/04/PHC-Hispanic-Identity.pdf
http://www.pewforum.org/2012/07/19/asian-americans-a-mosaic-of-faiths-overview/
http://www.pewforum.org/2009/01/30/a-religious-portrait-of-african-americans/
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/02/07/second-generation-americans/
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/04/04/v-politics-values-and-religion/
https://cis.org/Report/Legacy-1965-Immigration-Act

The Truth About The DREAM Act by Stefan Molyneux

The DREAM Act was originally introduced [and actually passed the House] in 2001 and different versions of the bill have been regularly reintroduced in the Senate and House.

This heavily pushed amnesty bill would legalize illegal aliens brought – or claiming to be brought – to the United States as minors and provide them with a path to permanent legal status. A path to outright citizenship is also being discussed.

The DREAM Act very different from DACA – and pro-amnesty sophists purposefully conflate the two for propaganda purposes.
There are two active versions of the DREAM Act right now – one in the Senate and another in the House. While very similar in language, they contain different criteria for eligibility.

According to the most recent numbers, approximately 690,000 illegal aliens are protected under DACA. Another 100,000 or so qualified for DACA previously, but failed to renew, were deported due to criminal activity or used an immigration law loophole to gain a green card. How do these numbers compare to what is proposed under the DREAM Act?

Sources
Senate Bill [2017]: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1615
House Bill [2017]: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3440

Migration Policy Institute Study: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/DreamAct2017-FINAL.pdf
Military Considerations
https://citizenpath.com/mavni-program/https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pentagon-says-daca-recipients-in-military-number-fewer-than-900/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/01/pentagon-investigators-find-security-risks-in-governments-immigrant-recruitment-program-infiltration-feared.html

Criminality: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-crime-and-immigration-whats-in-the-dream-act/article/2633792

Health Care Costs: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/15/nightmare-daca-amnesty-dream-act-will-cost-115-billion-thanks-to-obamacare/

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