Listening to the democrats in congress and watching television reports concerning Dreamers, one would think that the DACA program applied only to college-educated immigrants who were just a few years old when their parents brought them into the country illegally.
Sixty-Four Percent of DACA Applicants Past High-School Age
36-year-olds will be able to apply in 2017, provided they were 16 or under when they arrived in the United States. Clearly, this was not a program aimed at protecting children from deportation.
According to a results of an online questionnaire given to DACA recipients, the average age of these “children” is 25, with some recipients being as old as 35.
We are led to believe that most are so fully Americanized that they would now have trouble speaking their native language and are all but ignorant of their birth countries’ cultural norms. We are supposed to believe, returning them to their native lands would be a cruel hardship.
Many DACA beneficiaries came here as teenagers. All were eligible for the program as long as they entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday. By that time, there is no doubt that they spoke the language of their native countries fluently and knew their culture intimately. And guess what language they spoke at home. It wasn’t English as mommy and daddy could not speak English.
DACA had no requirement of English fluency, as evidenced by the application form that had a space to list the translator used to complete the form.
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that “perhaps 24 percent of the DACA-eligible population fall into the functionally illiterate category and another 46 percent have only ‘basic’ English ability.”
Kausha Luna recently reported on Mexican officials’ reaction to the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Luna quotes the Mexican Ministry of Public Education as saying that so-called “Dreamers” will be “welcomed with open arms”, and that they will be integrated into the Mexican educational system at all levels, including at post-secondary universities.
Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray-Caso reiterated this in statements he made on Monday, saying that “America’s loss will be Mexico’s gain” and reiterating the earlier “open arms” statement.
Yet at the same time, Videgaray, President Enrique Pena-Nieto (who said “this is the other Mexico” while visiting Los Angeles recently), and other top Mexican officials are vigorously lobbying the U.S. Congress to pass legislation granting amnesty to these “Dreamers” and expeditiously send it to President Trump for signature.
Many Dreamers are poorly educated. Only 49 percent of DACA beneficiaries have a high school education, even though a majority are now adults. And while military service could also qualify an illegal alien for DACA, out of the current 690,000 DACA beneficiaries, only 900 are serving in the military.
Only a few randomly selected DACA applicants were ever actually vetted.
By August 2017, more than 2,100 DACA beneficiaries had had their eligibility pulled because of criminal convictions and gang affiliation.
So the left and media have again lied to the American people. They are not well educated, they are not children.