A group of illegal immigrants have declared if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, isn’t extended, they will protest by leaving the U.S.
Weighing the options, one of the protesters, Alex Velez, warned CNN, “I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible.”
The logic behind these unlawful residents’ threats amounts to quickly creating a noticeable void in their absence. Velez and her family believe they are owed citizenship for holding jobs and paying tuition, so America will miss what they provide, reports The Daily Wire.
Velez and her sister arrived in the U.S. at a young age. The native land they’d be repatriating is the socialist not-quite-paradise of Venezuela. Venezuela has been marked in recent years by violent unrest due to a lack of necessities such as food and water. Much of the country is gripped in chaos coupled with a nearly complete media blackout.
A return to a country destroying itself under a socialist dictator to prove their assets to Americans, while sticking-it to President Trump for not accommodating them, will be a valuable lesson for someone, to say the least.
Congress has been slow to renew the DACA Act. Unless immigration reform gets approved by March, DACA beneficiaries will have to the end of the term in their amnesty contract before planning for the consequences of their illegal status.
As congress moves for a solution, President Trump has maintained their will be no deliberate targeting of the DACA recipients for deportation.