The Los Angeles Times apparently saw the DACA removals on the drawing board and responded with a tear-jerk liberal fable on Monday’s front page.
The Times aimed for a gay alien diversity mash-up with its DACA story—talk about inclusive!
Let’s review the backstory: President Obama admitted at the time that he did not have the power as president to amnesty illegal aliens: Immigration matters fall solely under the jurisdiction of Congress. But he did it anyway.
Now, however, the bill has come due for Obama’s arrogance. As The Hill headlined on Sunday, Removal of DACA recipients has begun: It didn’t take a crystal ball to see DACA would not end well.
In reaction, the anti-sovereignty media has swung into action to defend the foreign lawbreakers from the proper legal process to remove them.
The Times story was reprinted in the Moosegazette.net, linked below:
Love in the time of DACA, Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2019
Maria Lopez spotted him at a bachata class. He checked off all her boxes. Superb dancer. Smart — he had an engineering degree. Tall, dark and handsome.
After a month of dating, he revealed he was in the country illegally. She too lacked legal status, though she had the relative protection of being in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Wordlessly, they pumped the brakes on their relationship.
Being without legal status under the umbrella of DACA has always been a risky proposition. Deportation always lurked in the background.
But now that the program is under threat from an unfriendly White House — and currently at the mercy of a conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court — life for its beneficiaries has become cloudier.
In May, Lopez, a 25-year-old San Jose resident, launched an Instagram account called YTienePapeles? (AndDoesHeHavePapers?)
The page is her attempt “to heal through humor,” she said. Sometimes she’ll create memes about crushing on people without legal status. One post pictured a crying toddler next to text that read: “When you find out your crush no tiene papeles.” Other times she’ll post syrupy sayings: “Unlike DACA, my love for you is permanent.”
The memes are relatable, Lopez said. “If you are undocumented and in the dating scene, you will definitely encounter this.”
Relationships can provide a sense of security and comfort, but the uncertainty of DACA’s future can leave so-called Dreamers feeling just a bit more unsettled about the pursuit of them, said Harvard sociologist Roberto Gonzales.
“In our research, we’ve seen DACA beneficiaries victimized by partners who use their fragile status and their families’ status against them,” Gonzales said. (Continues)