This is the first of a three-part podcast series titled “The Politics of Fear: What are we so afraid of?”
This episode explores the rhetoric of fear connected to U.S. immigration policies. It includes interviews with police officers, lawyers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and “Dreamers” to flesh out this topic.
“Dreamers” are young people from other countries who were brought into the United States at an early age without documentation but since have been educated in U.S. schools and have consider this country and its culture their home.
Read more about the proposed federal Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2017 here and a Republican proposal from September 2017 here.
Madeleine McCormick is an award-winning, radio news storyteller, and fourth-year digital media major at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
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DACA is just like the TPS program (Temporary Protective Status) the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the U.S. “Delayed” or “Temporary” are just ** terms used to mislead. These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from the third world as they can then fight to keep them permanently. One day politicians may learn If you offer incentives, benefits people will come by the millions. So their answer is pass a “Dream act” legalize millions of illegal aliens (DACA.) But they don’t want to separate families….. so add another 1-2 million. Same with the TPS program.
Democrats, MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country fighting to the death for illegal aliens? they put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.”Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not illegal alien anymore its “Immigrant.” They’re not adults, they are “Kids” or “children.” and no one seem to wonder why this obsession? future voters?
JOBS-There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.The MSM and Democrats would have us believe that all 800 thousand DACA and TPS are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many years now.) There not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through college. So when you hear of the “contributions by illegal aliens paying taxes.” Remember that also is at a cost in jobs citizens should have. Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals? Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have great jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes.
Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration….Dollars and Blood.
*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. We’ve been paying this for decades
*Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.
*2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.
*30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.
*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.
*$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.
Shattered American Dreams.
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