Democrats want you to believe that all DACA recipients are minor children, brought to the United States against their will, and are squeaky clean angels, living angelic lives.
The main issue with that narrative is that it has no basis in fact and quite the opposite is true according to reports.
In fact, far from living exemplary lives, a study by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that was published on Saturday showed that 80,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients had arrest records.
And these are not arrests for minor violations mind you, but arrests for some serious offenses including, but not limited to, possession of child pornography, vandalism, assault, hit and runs and burglary.
What is worse is that of that 80,000 who have arrest records, a whopping 31 percent of them had been arrested on more than one occasion.
And before the Democrats rush to their defense and say “they were arrested over immigration violations,” they need to check the facts.
Only a fraction of the 80,000 arrests, around 13,000, were arrests made over immigration violations.
The other arrests broke down like this. Traffic violations: 25,305 , Theft, larceny: 7,926, Drug-related: 6,892, DUI: 4,210, Battery: 3,421, Assault: 3,308, Obstruction, fabrication, false claim: 3,053, Disorderly conduct: 2,223, Contempt, bench warrant, bail: 2,112, Liquor-related (excl. DUI): 2,094, Vandalism: 1,956, Failure to appear: 1,816, Burglary, breaking and entering: 1,471, Trespass, unlawful entry, etc.: 1,410, Offenses against family and children: 1,360, Resisting/interfering/evading police: 1,278, Weapon-related: 974, Fraud, money-laundering, corruption: 869, Undefined threats, attempted crime/conspiracy: 810 581, Forgery, counterfeiting: 712, Undefined juvenile offense: 631, Stolen property: 616, Undefined ordinance: 596, Hit and Run: 587, Probation/parole violation, remanded: 445, Other illegal sex-related acts: 428, Robbery: 269, Fail to comply/obey: 267, Sexual abuse, statutory rape: 259, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor: 243, Harassment, restraining order violation: 243, Indecent exposure, lewd/lascivious acts: 227, Reckless conduct/endangerment: 188, Kidnapping, trafficking, false imprisonment: 173, Embezzlement: 154, Loitering, vagrant: 143, Riot, unlawful assembly: 73, Motor vehicle theft: 71, Accessory, accomplice, hindering: 66, Rape: 62, Organized criminal activity: 45, Curfew violation: 43, Gambling: 33, Cruelty to animals: 31, Arson: 24, Murder: 15, Street gang: 15, Smuggling: 13, Bribery, influence public servant: 10, Manslaughter, negligent/reckless homicide: 5 14, Child pornography: 2.
Keep in mind that these are all approved DACA recipients and 15,903, or 20 percent of them, went on to be arrested again for additional crimes.
As the Supreme Court appears to be positioned to allow President Donald trump to end DACA, which many scholars believe to be unconstitutional, the president has spoken about what many of these DACA recipients actually are.
“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!
DACA recipients with arrest records: 53,792! That is a very large proportion of the total. @LouDobbs Not good, but we will be able to make a deal with the Dems!” he said.
And other members of the president’s administration have expressed similar concerns.
“As DACA continues to be the subject of both public discourse and ongoing litigation, USCIS remains committed to ensuring transparency and that the American people are informed about those receiving DACA,” Acting Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli said.
“This agency is obligated to continue accepting DACA requests from illegal aliens as a direct result of the previous administration’s decision to circumvent the laws as passed by Congress,” the director said.
“We hope this data provides a better sense of the reality of those granted the privilege of a temporary deferral of removal action and work authorization under DACA,” he said.
It is time the American citizens were told the truth.