The Mexican government and Spanish-language press are carefully following the Trump Administration’s mixed signals
about the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) Amnesty. And their commentary gives the lie to the suggestion DACA recipients are “new Americans.” The Mexican government clearly considers them Mexican citizens within our own country. And it’s willing to take them back
.Mexico will “receive with open arms the DREAMers that return to our country”! Who knew?
The same day the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA, SRE [Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores], the Mexican foreign ministry, published a communique denouncing the action. [El gobierno de México lamenta profundamente la cancelación del Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA),
“The government of Mexico profoundly laments the cancellation of the DACA Program”], Comunicado 338, September 5, 2017]. It featured a photo of four Mexican officials, all white
, doing their best to look grave.
SRE noted it had “promoted the continuation of DACA, with the goal of maintaining the protection of the young beneficiaries of the program, the majority of them born in Mexico.”
But note that one pro-DACA argument is that “DREAMers” are essentially Americans because they were brought here so young. Yet here is the Mexican government expressing its continuing concern for them. Which is not surprising, given how actively the Mexican government courts the loyalty of “DREAMers” and organizes them
as a political weapon.
The SRE statement does kindly acknowledge that American immigration policy is to be determined “exclusively by the Americans and their institutions— but this is typically what Mexican officials say right before they meddle.
After all, says SRE, “…our country [Mexico] cannot ignore the fact that there are thousands of young people born in Mexico who will potentially be affected by the decision announced today.”
Therefore, it says, the Mexican government “has a moral imperative to act… to actively promote… a speedy solution to the judicial uncertainty the DACA youth confront from today onward.” The Mexican government is therefore lobbying American elected officials about the “value of the DACA youth for American society” and “will provide comprehensive and individualized consular and legal assistance to every Mexican DREAMer who requests it….”
But note that this Mexican government statement says it will “receive with open arms the DREAMers who return to our country.”
At the behest of President Enrique Pena Nieto
the dependencies of the [Mexican] federal government are strengthening their actions with the object of offering a greater support, of taking advantage of their talents and capacities, and integrating them fully in the national society and economy.
Besides the programs already included under the Somos Mexicanos
program, the Mexican government plans to provide the following services for DREAMers:
- A labor exchange.
- A credit program
- Educational Access
- Membership in Seguro Popular, a health program.
Great! Let’s give Mexico the opportunity to help the DREAMers by sending them back there!
After all, if the DREAMers are as outstanding as the MSM and President Trump say they are, wouldn’t they make outstanding contributions to Mexico?More Meddling
Of course, the Mexican government is still meddling. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray just completed a three-day visit to the United States, beginning in California and ending in Washington D.C. [Concluye el Canciller Videgaray gira de trabajo por EUA
(“Foreign Minister Videgaray concludes working trip to U.S.A.”), SRE
, September 13, 2017].
While in Washington, Videgaray met with Presidential Son-in-Law Jared Kushner, General H.R. McMaster and Nancy Pelosi
Videgaray said if the DREAMers do return, “Mexico would benefit from their great energy and talent and it would be a loss for the United States. Nevertheless, Dr. Videgaray added that the young people seek to stay in that country [the U.S.] … and the Mexican government has the obligation to support them.”
Bottom line: The Mexican government is hedging its bets. It wants and will work for DREAMers to stay in America. But it’s also preparing for possible deportations, as this could be a big political issue in Mexico and any Mexican government has an incentive to at least appear to be taking care of deported Mexicans.PARENTS OF DREAMers
Meanwhile, the folks at La Opinión
, the biggest Spanish-language paper in the U.S., are concerned about DREAMers’ parents.La Opinión
reports an elevation in “anxiety among the young beneficiaries [of DACA] even higher than that of young indocumentados
who never applied for DACA. More than their deportation, they fear to have exposed their parents to being expelled from the country.” This is based on a UCLA survey conducted even before the announcement of DACA’s end [A los DACA les preocupa más la deportación de sus padres que la suya propia,
(“The DACA recipients are worried more about the deportation of their parents than their own”) by Araceli Martinez Ortega, September 12, 2017].
It seems obvious one of DACA’s goals was to prevent the deportation not just of DREAMers, but of their parents. Of course, Kris Kobach had the solution
: Deport them together.CHILDREN OF THE DREAMersLa Opinión
also discovered another threat from DACA’s end: the threat to DREAMers’ children. Though DREAMers are characterized by the MSM as children, a quarter of them have at least one anchor baby themselves. La Opinión
Besides putting at risk some 800,000 young people, the end of DACA could cause a greater damage by leaving some 200,000 children without parents… These children are American citizens who, if their parents are deported, will have no one to care for them, and…. the separation from their parents would cause various psychological problems difficult to face, as experts have established.[El otro daño colateral del fin de DACA podría ser más terrible (“The other collateral damage of the end of DACA can be more terrible”), La Opinion, Sep. 7, 2017.
helpfully provides the tear-jerking example: a certain Angelica Villalobos. She and her husband are both
DACA recipients and have four daughters, aged 17, 13, 10 and 8. (That means their eldest daughter was born when Bill Clinton
was still president!)
The goal of the Main Stream Media is to use such cases to make us feel sorry for these people and give them another Amnesty. Both the parents and the children of DREAMers are being utilized to keep every generation in this country.
A better question: how we did we get ourselves in these admittedly tough situations?
We did it by having a slipshod immigration system for decades. And it is now being used against us.
Part of the problem is our insane anchor baby loophole
which ought to be plugged up immediately. That would eliminate such conundrums and we could just deport the whole family together.
And isn’t keeping families together
what’s most important?American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan`s wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.