Reality Check: Trump’s DACA Offer Is a Malicious Trap

February 7, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |


John Kelly, the supposed “adult” but in reality the fascist thug who serves as Chief of Staff to Fascist-in-Chief Donald Trump, said Tuesday that about one million immigrant youths eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) who didn’t apply were “too afraid,” or “too lazy to get off their asses.” Kelly should shut the fuck up.

These youths were brought to this country as infants or children by parents who risked life and limb to get here. More often than not both their parents and they have worked endlessly doing difficult jobs for long hours at low pay, often below minimum wage. They have lived in urban slums and rural wastelands, subjected to harassment from the police, ICE, and racists.

Trump and the rest of his fascist regime are subjecting the approximately 800,000 immigrant youths who did apply for DACA to slow torture by dangling the prospect of extending their status, now set to expire on March 5. The price they demand in return: heavily repressive measures along the U.S.-Mexico border, intensified deportations, and harsh restrictions on legal immigration.

These fascists act as if their offer of that “path to citizenship” to about one million more people is an act of generosity. It is precisely the opposite:  it is a malicious attempt to force one million more young people “out of the shadows” and get them to turn over information about themselves and their families to the very government that is promising, and beginning to carry out, a heavy surge in repression against immigrants, and which insults them at every turn. These one million people are being forced to choose between coming forward and jeopardizing not just themselves, but families, co-workers, schoolmates, and friends, or living lives in which any encounter with the authorities, however small, can lead to deportation.

NO! Stand Up Now with the Immigrants! 
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!


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