There Is No Such Thing As a ‘Deserving DREAMer’

By Michelle Malkin

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Michelle Malkin

USA – -( Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama's 800,000 amnestied illegal alien youths:

  • “They don't deserve to be punished.”
  • “They deserve protection.”
  • “They deserve the American dream.”

Deserve, deserve, deserve.

Over and over again, in countless cookie-cutter op-ed pieces published over the past month, so-called DREAMers have vociferously lamented President Donald Trump's push to eventually undo their unconstitutional five-year reprieves from deportation plus coveted work permits:

“DREAMers like me have flourished under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Trump might take it all away.”

“If Trump ends DACA, DREAMers like me will return to a life of anxiety and doubt.”

“I feel exhausted, I feel frustrated, I feel angry, and in the worst moments, I feel helpless. I feel terrified that at any moment this program is going to be taken away and once again I won't be able to work — how will I pay my bills? … What is going to happen to me if I get stopped on the street and I no longer have DACA? What's going to happen to me if I get put into deportation proceedings and I don't have thousands of dollars to hire an attorney to stay in this country?”

“I will lose my job, my ability to finish college, my driver's license, and will be subject to deportation. I am not alone either. Almost one million young immigrants like myself will be affected in the same way and possibly even worse.”

I, I, I. Me, me, me. My bills. My ego. My education. My job. My anxiety.

Since when did DACA become the Depression and Anxiety Cure for Amnesty-seekers?

It's this insatiable appetite for collective entitlement that demonstrates the perils of blanket amnesty. Give a privileged political class an inch and they'll take, take, take until feckless public servants give away their country.

The proper response to illegal alien activists demanding that Washington act “NOW!” to preserve their comfort, allay their anxieties and extend their unconstitutional protections indefinitely is this:


Americans in uniform who've dedicated their lives to defending our nation are struggling to gain access to quality health care they've earned by action, not by accident or circumstance. Imagine their stress.

Five million American young people between 16-34 were unemployed last year and 50 million more are not even in the labor force. Imagine their anxiety.

Hundreds of thousands of law-abiding people from around the world are waiting patiently for their backlogged visa and green card applications to be reviewed. Imagine their frustration.

Why don't their dreams come first?

Nancy Pelosi called on House Republicans to help her “safeguard our young DREAMers from the senseless cruelty of deportation and shield families from separation and heartbreak.”

Never has this Bay Area elitist called on House Republicans to join her in shielding native-born and law-abiding immigrant families from the senseless and preventable violence committed by criminals in this country illegally who've caused immeasurable heartbreak for decades in her overrun California sanctuary.

Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was mercilessly shot to death by a sanctuary-protected gang member living in outlaw-coddling Los Angeles illegally, administered a bracing reality check:

“You want to talk about families being separated? Try spending your holidays talking to a grave”

The left-wing DREAM racket is a self-perpetuating political marketing machine. Its primary contribution to American society? Lashing out at how cruel, racist, ignorant and ungrateful the rest of us are for not bowing down before the hallowed angel children of the Obama administration's amnesty program. It's no coincidence that the publicity-hungry leaders of the DREAMer movement are full-time fulminators in government-funded academia, community organizing outfits, immigration law foundations and the grievance-nursing media.

A deserving DREAMer would respect the sovereign right of an independent nation to determine who stays and who goes based on its national interest and constitutional obligations to put its citizenry first.

The deserving DREAMer, in other words, would admit he or she is owed nothing and deserves nothing.

There is no such thing as a “deserving DREAMer.”

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her email address is [email protected]

  • 61 thoughts on “There Is No Such Thing As a ‘Deserving DREAMer’

    1. Do you guys remember the “Overseas series” of vaccinations that you had to take for the horrible diseases that do not occur in the U.S. Well, all those diseases are coming here inside illegal alien hosts. That is just another dirty little federal government secret that is not being shared with the citizens of the U.S.
      Soon we will be the Universal $hi#hole of the Americas.

      1. @WB… Yes when I went in they were giving shots with air guns. Six shots in each arm at the same time. Funny thing , some of the biggest guys cringed the most. One big ole boy standing there with eyes closed ask when are you going to do it, they said you are all done, he fainted dead away.

        1. @Oldvet, I remember that and it was not a pleasant experience to be shot with that air gun. If I remember right the spot swelled up and stayed sore for days. Today the blood born illness would, probably, make a lot of these recruits very sick. As Wild Bill said they are dragging all kind of illness here that we had under control. If this stuff continues we will become another sh&t hole of a country. I don’t feel one bit sorry for them. Operation Wet Back makes a lot of sense.

    2. So im going to make a comparison and see how people feel. You own a 200 unit apt building. You have about 75 empty apts. One day you find 50 of them full of families with minor children that moved in on their own. You ask them to leave but they say no we are trying to make a better life for ourselves. A few months go by and the adults are gone and just the children are left. Should they be allowed to stay in your apts rent free or at a discounted rate? They were brought in by the parents at no fault of their own so dont you owe them? It would be mean to evict them out of your apt. Its not a perfect comparison but it is close. To make it more similar change apts to just large acreage of land and they move onto it and camp out and refuse to leave. Do you owe the kids a place to live on your property just because their parents brought them here illegally? Just because someone has successfully broken the law for several years and not been caught does not all of a sudden make their actions legal. No other country allows their borders and immigration laws to be ignored more than we do. I think everyone would be fine with raising the amount of immigrants allowed to become citizens each year as long as they come thru the front door legally and we enforce all existing laws thoroughly.

        1. What do you suppose would happen if those same people snuck into Mexico ? Have you seen the southern border of Mexico? Mexico does not put up with illegal entry UNLESS the people are using the one corridor which takes them to the US border.

    3. Suppose for a moment that your father carried out the heist of the millennium, got away clean , and died shortly thereafter, leaving you as his sole heir. You know the money is dirty, but you live on it in luxury until one day some smart cop figures out where the money came from, gets a warrant, and seizes the money, leaving you with nothing. Would anyone argue that the money should be returned to you because you were just a child when it was stolen and you didn’t steal the money? Hell no! A felony is a felony. You are not permitted to benefit from a felony. At least not is a legal system based on the rule of law.

      1. Being a dreamer is not a felony, and neither is overstaying your visa. As a matter of fact, overstaying your visa is a CIVIL infraction…you know, like when YOU get a parking ticket. You want them to deport folks with parking tickets too?

        1. @Torque I am sorry but BULL SH*T comes to mind when I read your post. They are law breakers and need to be treated as such. If I broke a law I would have to suffer the consequences and if you live in this country you would be, also.

        2. @Dorque, I don’t think that there are any “civil infractions” in the US Code. I am pretty sure that the first illegal entry or illegal overstay are misdemeanors, which means that the illegal alien or illegal overstay can be incarcerated in a federal penitentiary for up to one year

          1. Although it is a federal misdemeanor to illegally enter the country, it is not currently a federal crime to overstay a visa. … However, unlawful presence itself, such as by overstaying a visa, is not a criminal offense, but only a civil ground of inadmissibility.

      2. Illegal entry into the US is not a felony. Its a misdemeanor. Sorry, my bad. But the concept is still the same. No one should profit with free citizenship, or a permanent pass, or a five year pass, as the result of a crime. We either have rule of law or we don’t.

    4. Agreeing with Mrs. Malkin and the many comments above. Let’s not blame Mr. Trump and Americans who wish to regain control of their nation, but put the blame squarely where the “dreamers” predicament originates: with their parents decision to ILLEGALLY enter the U.S.

      That is not to say that I do not have compassion for their woes.

      1. Agreed! Let the parents be deported and take the kids with them, just as they did when they came here. Then, let the parents explain to the kids what they, the parents, did wrong in the first place to cause the problems in the first place. Let the parents explain to the kids that when they came to this country, there was no guarantee of free anything.

        Let the parents explain to the kids how they might feel about gringos moving to their country, taking their jobs, getting college preferences, free taxpayer paid language classes, having all their public documents printed in multiple languages, and other ways of catering to people entering their country if the roles were reversed.

        And, while they are leaving, they should be mandated to take one progressive liberal, socialist Democrat with them for every one of them that must leave. Perhaps if they take enough of them, there will be room for increased proper immigration and they can return.

    5. Their is no way these kids or young adults are going anywhere. Trump sent it to congress for a reason.800 of them are in our military.
      They have to shut it off now. No more.
      They stay, we get a wall.

      1. Problem, Produce. A wall won’t stop the chain migration, should these illegal aliens get another amnesty. Millions of their relatives would come legally through Ted Kennedy’s legacy 1960s reform that pushed family reunification over national interest. The “Raise Act’ would end this lunacy and should be attached to any considered legalization, along with national E-Verify. Of course’ these amendments would probably end any liberal democrat support for the legislation, leading to it’s demise in Congress(most likely the best possible outcome). Perhaps, if this whiner class asked with some humility for the chance to prove they are deserving of a chance, instead of demanding to keep what was stolen for them, Americans would look more compassionately upon them.

      2. “They stay, we get a wall.” They’ll stay, and Democrats will “promise” we’ll get a wall. But Democrats lie, they always lie, just as they did in 1986, when they conned Reagan into signing a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. It was sold as a crackdown: There would be tighter security at the Mexican border, and employers would face strict penalties for hiring undocumented workers. None of the Democrat promises of a crackdown on illegal immigration came about.
        Whenever I hear talk of “working with Democrats”, I’m reminded of something the late Senator Jesse Helms once said, “Compromise, hell! That’s what has happened to us all down the line — and that’s the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?” Unfortunately, the Republican establishment has ignored this sound advice.

    6. If they want to apply for citizenship, go through the process and become citizens, then they can stay. But there is a cap on how many aliens can apply each year. They have known they were here illegally for how long? They had the opportunity to apply and yet chose not to do so. Now it’s time for them to “pay the piper”. They screwed up, most of them deliberately, and chose to ignore the law. I’m sick and tired of “special people” getting preferential treatment and I’m not referring to the B.S. crap of “White Privilege”. Every other group in this country except Whites have been given a free ride and special treatment for over 50 years and now it’s time to stop the B.S. and level the playing field as the founding fathers intended.

      1. I know there are others on this forum who feel the same way Ms. Malkin does. I am one of them. I believe we also feel that you fall into the category of someone whose speech is protected but universally condemned and abhorred as patently stupid.

    7. I would like to know how many dreamers are taking handouts compared to the “Five million American young people between 16-34 were unemployed last year and 50 million more are not even in the labor force.” I’ll bet the dreamers are working, because they have not been tought that, that job is below them or it is OK to take handouts! What we need is more people willing to work and less taking handouts. If dreamers are working and the average 16-34 american is on welfare which one should we get rid of?

      1. @Kenp, Nope, you guess wrong. Food stamps, Housing vouchers, cell phone voucher, Supplemental Security Income program ($1000 per month walking around money above and beyond free food, housing and cell phone). Those are just the federal programs. There are 83 more welfare state programs that overlap the federal programs. Now, get back to work, white boy.

        1. There are lots of folks taking handouts, but not the dreamers because they aren’t allowed legally….the folks that are COMPLAINING about the dreamers are the ones taking the handouts.

          1. @ Torque, I resent your implication that the complainers are taking the handouts. We are complaining because we are tired of paying taxes to fund these illegals.
            You must be a troll, maybe xx with a new name.

            1. @tomcat…Yeah I picked up on it yesterday and mentioned Xcrement Xcrement was back as Twisted Pig Squeeze .

      1. There was NO path to citizenship because OBAMA created an executive order to kind of give them something, after the LAW that congress tried to pass (that included a pathway)…did NOT pass.

    8. Most were brought here in an age range of 2 to 5 years old….They speak english, they get work permits, they pay taxes, all in all, upstanding for any comparison to a US citizen. Now to deport them would be to send them off to a country they’ve never known, and a language they don’t speak. It doesn’t matter what they deserve…Imagine YOU being put in that position, perhaps you might, 2% of the dreamers are White Polish…they’ll be sent back too. They cant legally get those benefits of the “welfare” state, so if you think that, you’ve been lied to. They’ve worked hard to earn their way in America, and really, they show up the folks that “inherited” their american dream from their great grandpappy that worked hard to become a citizen too.

      1. Baloney. This transference of guilt and blame to us isn’t gonna cut it. If they and you want to blame someone blame the parents who brought them. Do you really believe that all the years they’ve been here it never crossed their mind that “hey, I’m here illegally, there may come a day of reckoning, I’d better register, get an attorney, be proactive about this”. Nope, they thought they could continually slide through and the prevailing sentiment would be exactly what you’re now saying; “oh, poor them, they’ve been here so long, they deserve to stay”. They “deserve” NOTHING. They don’t get to go to the front of the line. They don’t get to take the easy way to citizenship through attrition. They do get to blame their parents and themselves and they do get to wonder why in the world they should be given ANY preference when we have so many unemployed AMERICAN CITIZENS.

        1. So we need to be mean to them? Come up with criteria for approving their continued stay and move forward. Tossing them over the border really doesn’t help. Many of the millions of US kids who aren’t working don’t want to. Those who really want to are doing so.

          1. @Larry B. Yes, we need to do what ever is necessary to get them out of our country. The political destiny of our Constitutional Republic is at stake. They impact wages, skew elections, use up assets. Use the bayonet or but a bounty on them, but get rid of them. They are exactly what our governments are supposed to protect us from.

          2. “Be mean to them…?”. Are you in high school? This is the law which they have continually and knowingly broken for years and now they want to be treated differently than those who have abided by the law and have waited years to get here legally.

          3. Rule of law is not pedicated on feelings. Mean to them? Grow up. Life is not fair. Never was never will be. Your feelings are for loved ones not business and the flood of illegals is all about business. Cheap labor provided by criminals who entered illegally. They drug the kids into it not USA citizens. Do you want to become like Mexico? Thats where were headed because of our feelings. You want to help mexicans then go down there and take them your money. I want to help americans. Americans need to get to work so american families can prosper. That prosperity will in turn benefit the world. Think, dont feel.

    9. Michelle Malkin has hit the nail on the head with this article. We don’t owe them squat! They have rights – the right to remain silent, anything they say can and will be held against them. They also have the right to unass my country most ricky-tick. No one asked them to come here and just because the last skinny Communist that mistakenly was voted in for two terms by low information voters welcomed them by fiat – it didn’t mean the rest of us did with open arms. They take away jobs from Americans, and avail themselves of the welfare state whenever possible.

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