The Orlando Weekly recently published an article about a group of DREAM Act protesters conducting hunger strike outside Senator Marco Rubio’s office. They want the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) revived and passed, without any enforcement provisions attached.
But that’s not the interesting part of the story. When they finish their DREAM Act protest, they plan to set up camp outside U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy’s office to protest Kate’s Law. As you may recall, Kate’s Law is the bill named after Katherine Steinle, the young San Francisco woman killed by five-times-deported illegal alien Juan Ines Garcia Zarate. If passed, it would increase the sentences for criminal re-entry by a deported foreigner.
You may be wondering how anyone could be against a law that protects innocent members of the public from deported criminals who come back. Well, wonder no more. Ofelia Sanchez, of the National Farm Worker Ministry, provides an explanation saying, “… these laws indirectly target undocumented people. It sets a different standard for them than people born here because they’re from a different country.”
Actually, Ms. Sanchez should probably read up on civics. She clearly doesn’t understand what the “illegal” in illegal alien stands for. Perhaps some clarification is in order:
- Immigration laws don’t indirectly target “undocumented people.” They directly target those who are here in violation of the law. That’s why we call them illegal aliens.
- And those laws do in fact set a different standard. But that standard isn’t different because illegal aliens are from a foreign It’s different because they’re in our country without any legal right to be here.
Ms. Sanchez’ observations don’t seem to make sense. Unless you know what the pro-illegal alien lobby is really after – a borderless world. And yet another amnesty for illegal aliens is only the first step in undermining the government’s already tenuous hold on our borders.