“We are not a bargaining chip!” the protesters chanted.“All of us or none of us." The protesters demanded “a clean bill” — meaning that the Dream Act would get an up-or-down vote on its own without any language regarding border security attached. They “demanded” that Pelosi show a commitment to protecting “all 11 million” undocumented immigrants believed to be in the country.“We demand accountability. Democrats are not the resistance of Trump. We are!” they shouted.I am sorry my liberal friends but this is where I veer to the right. This sort of heavy handed play is not going to be very helpful in the long run to these undocumented residents of the United States. You bite the people who are trying to help you and you end up with nobody willing to help you at all.
I have sympathy for kids who were brought here through no fault of their own, have tried to make a better life for themselves and now risk deportation. Many are in college or have served admirably in our armed forces. We sent a kid back to Korea earlier this year who was adopted at three, had absolutely no connection with the mother country, couldn't speak Korean. This type of behavior is criminal.
But the parents of these children deserve their share of blame themselves, for not respecting the immigration laws of our country and for using anchor babies as leverage. And that is exactly what is happening when dreamers play this all 11 million undocumented aliens card. It is a gambit destined to fail.
These protesters, from the so called Immigration Liberation Movement, are not doing their peers and comrades any favors and will probably set back any advances they have made with a sizable percentage of the american populous.
Luckily, from the looks of their Facebook page these a-holes are losing traction with everybody, including many from their own community. Every country, including Mexico and the United States, has a right to secure their own borders and regulate residency and citizenship. These people are not helping their own cause. Ask nicely, don't demand.