Illegal Aliens, It’s Time to Stop DREAM’ing

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.

About Author


Matthew J. O’Brien joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016. Matt is responsible for managing FAIR’s research activities. He also writes content for FAIR’s website and publications. Over the past twenty years he has held a wide variety of positions focusing on immigration issues, both in government and in the private sector. Immediately prior to joining FAIR Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was responsible for formulating and implementing procedures to protect the legal immigration system from terrorists, foreign intelligence operatives, and other national security threats. He has also held positions as the Chief of the FDNS Policy and Program Development Unit, as the Chief of the FDNS EB-5 Division, as Assistant Chief Counsel with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, as a Senior Advisor to the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, and as a District Adjudications Officer with the legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service. In addition, Matt has extensive experience as a private bar attorney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.


  1. avatar

    President Trump is in charge of immigration not the courts. He is tasked with the protection of our ancient landmarks, history and sovereignty as a nation. He needs to now take that further and ask those here illegally to leave. It’s the law. Including 1952 mccarran act.

    A nation without borders or sovereignty and laws is no nation. Period.

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    Our jobs and resources and treasury do not belong to Mexico or any foreign nation period.

    Let’s get to the heart of the problem Mexico is guilty of human trafficking, drug running (which is killing Americans and devastating their families) and stealing our resources and our treasury period.

    It does effect every aspect of American legal citizens and legal immigrants lives period. It effects healthcare, education, our natural resources, our streets, our parks, our food supply, our energy supplies, welfare, food stamps, our courts, our prisons, jails, law enforcement, crime . It has a massive chain reaction nobody wants to admit. It effects us all. All Americans suffer because of illegal immigration. Lost wages. Lost jobs. Lost benefits. The cost of illegal immigration and not enforcing the laws of this land is a huge burden on this nation. It is not our job to take care of the entire world even though this nation has given and given and given.

    This has never been immigration to improve their lives. This has been an invasion to overthrow the nation we built. Let’s get real. They come here for years. Are quiet. Then they start marching in our streets, demanding their way. Americans are not stupid.

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    George P Tyrebyter on

    These dreaminals make me sick. They come in and steal the American life, steal jobs, get on welfare, raise costs at our schools and lower school performance, raise rents, and make the country over-crowded. In CA, which is an illegals swamp and hellhole, there are a ton of illegals, and normal Americans are in second place after the illegals and the H-1B/L-1/J-1./B-1. It’s disgusting. Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE. Turn them in. Get them deported.

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    There better not be an amnesty for illegals. They need to eliminate chain migration, birthright citizenship (anchor babies), visa lottery and enforce the immigration laws. Any government rep that gives these illegals amnesty without eliminating the above mention issues is just setting this country up for more and more welfare illegals to come in,.

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      Elizabet Marquezez on

      I agree. Enough is enough more and more come in and we end up supporting them. Out tax dollars need tone better spent. Our families came here legally and worked, no handouts were requested.

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    These people are so ridiculous they are beyond any semblance of sanity!! They need to leave our country, immediately. The longer you allow an unwanted “guest” to stay….the longer he/she thinks they have the “right” to stay in your home! Load em’ up, ship em’ out!! Call ICE and report illegal aliens causing discord…..the law should take care of the rest.