Ok illegal immigration cheerleaders, take a knee. We know you want conservatives to view DREAMers as law abiding citizens, who are just victims of bad parenting and gluten intolerance. You want us to cry rivers of tears over their unfair deportations, then welcome them into our country like they’re some kind of elves who only dole out sparkly draw-string bags filled with happy thoughts (see Nancy Pelosi Compares DREAMers to Japanese in Interment Camps and DREAMer Protests Trump’s Immigration Enforcement. Gets Arrested). However, your signature case getting caught trying to enter the country illegally, again? Not helpful to your cause.
The first known DREAMer to allege he was improperly deported by U.S. Border Patrol agents was arrested for trying to illegally re-enter the country for the second time this year, authorities said Wednesday.
Juan Manuel Montes, 23, was caught late Monday after he was spotted on the U.S. side of the border by agents monitoring video feeds near Calexico, Calif., where he had lived for most of his life, according to a Border Patrol statement. Montes ran for about 200 yards, dropped to the ground, tried to flee again as Border Patrol agents approached him, but was quickly caught and arrested.
If anything, this hombre pequeño just proved a lot of illegal immigration opponents right. Juan here just became the poster child for Trump’s big, beautiful wall. We can spray paint his mug on the Mexican facing side, si? If Sr. Montes could salsa across the border with nary a care, maybe a menacing wall would’ve stopped him. Allowing him a moment to ponder his heretofore life choices. Or more specifically, his parents’ choices. Just think, the border agents could’ve enjoyed an afternoon siesta, playing minesweeper on their phones. Taking selfies, tagging THE WALL in their Instagrams. Instead, they had to run out of their air conditioned offices to soft tackle a DACA homeboy. Seems wrong.
Before any errant leftist turn on the gushing water works, stop it. Yes, it’s unfair that Juan’s madre y padre brought him to Los Estados Unidos illegally. But so too is it unfair that I can’t eat truckloads of carbs without consequence. Sure, that’s an egregious non sequitur. But national policy isn’t about fairness. It’s not about feelings. In America, American citizens come first. That’s not racist. If anything it’s xenophobic, but only if you’re intellectually dishonest.
Plus, Juan has probably jeopardized any chance he may of had to return to the United States legally. Remember, that’s still an option. In fact legal immigration, waiting in line for your turn, is the fair option.