Wednesday, January 24, 2018
KANSAS CITY DREAMER WAKE-UP CALL: DEMOCRATS STAY LOSING IMMIGRATION DEBATE AGAINST PREZ TRUMP & GOP!!!
The political lesson learned from the latest government shut down debate is simple and cruel: America First populism "TRUMPS" platitudes regarding the plight of immigrants.
Practically speaking, immigration is once again a losing cause for Democratic Party leaders.
That's not to say that the issue doesn't make for some great talking points . . .
Remember . . .
The KCPS stood up for the rights of dreamers whilst defying La Migra.
And then . . .
The majority of the KCMO Council signed onto a resolution in solidarity with Dreamers & DACA.
However . . .
In the final analysis, Prez Trump's half-truth contention that the Democratic Party was fighting for immigrants over support for the U.S. military was more than enough to undermine the dreamer plight and inspire opposition leadership to quickly retreat.
The lesson here shouldn't be lost on local immigrants who often serve as props for partisan rallies . . .
KMBC: Nearly 4,000 'Dreamers' in limbo in the Kansas City area
More to the point . . .
This is a wake-up call to Kansas City Dreamers - Passionate protests and social media advocacy won't keep away La Migra as political pawns often make the best martyrs.
Democratic Party leadership FAILED to live up to promises to fight for DACA and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has always been EXCEPTIONALLY HOSTILE toward the plight of Latinos & Dreamers . . .
Prez Trump & more reasonable voices of the GOP promised to deport and round-up criminals first but targeting children is easier and more satisfying for the hardcore right-wing. Moreover, illegal immigrant activists are now first the list for deportation.
Fun fact ... Anti-immigrant fervor is making such a big comeback that they've even started shipping back the Irish again:
Undocumented Irishman brought to USA aged 12 faces deportation to Dublin
And so . . . To coin a KC Westside phrase that sums up this entire hot mess . . . Local Dreamers confront the reality that "You're on your own ese" which is an apropos axiom for all those without much political capital or dependent on promises from elected officials.
Check the links:
VICE: Senate Democrats cave on DACA and vote to reopen the government
Chicago Tribune: Democrats caved on immigration, leaving progressives furious
Newsweek: No Border Wall, No DACA, Trump Warns Democrats As Schumer Withdraws Funding Offer
You decide . . .