Glenda Johnson: We don’t owe Dreamers anything

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Am I possibly the only U.S. citizen who wearies of being told what U.S. citizens owe the “dreamers” simply because they were brought as children to our country by law-breaking adults? We have accepted them as children, have educated them (200,000 in California alone), allowed them the many benefits of this state and nation.

Now we are subjected to demonstrations of waving flags (usually not our own “Stars & Stripes”), often with signs and shouts (not in English), telling us what we still owe them. The question I have is: what is still owed to them?

And why, when they are raised and educated, is it not time for them to pay back by returning to their land of birth to make it a better country? They should be influencing their homeland itself to become a great nation, with all of the wonderful opportunities that they have reaped for most of their young lives. Their homeland citizens also have dreams to be fulfilled.

It is “pay-back time”, in my opinion, not time for hand-outs for more.

P.S. What are the ages of these 200,000 California Dreamers? And what is the age of the youngest child still qualified as a “Dreamer”?
Glenda Johnson
Santa Clarita

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Glenda Johnson: We don’t owe Dreamers anything

Am I possibly the only U.S. citizen who wearies of being told what U.S. citizens owe the “dreamers” simply because they were brought as children to our country by law-breaking adults? We have accepted them as children, have educated them (200,000 in California alone), allowed them the many benefits of this state and nation.

Now we are subjected to demonstrations of waving flags (usually not our own “Stars & Stripes”), often with signs and shouts (not in English), telling us what we still owe them. The question I have is: what is still owed to them?

And why, when they are raised and educated, is it not time for them to pay back by returning to their land of birth to make it a better country? They should be influencing their homeland itself to become a great nation, with all of the wonderful opportunities that they have reaped for most of their young lives. Their homeland citizens also have dreams to be fulfilled.

It is “pay-back time”, in my opinion, not time for hand-outs for more.

P.S. What are the ages of these 200,000 California Dreamers? And what is the age of the youngest child still qualified as a “Dreamer”?
Glenda Johnson
Santa Clarita

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  • Brian Baker

    Well said, Glenda. I’m with you 100%.

    If someone robs a bank, then gets caught, their kids don’t get to keep the money when the parents go to jail. Same thing here.

  • Brian Richards

    How is it that we have a category of non-citizen that is allowed to break the law where I, a citizen, would be subject to sanction if I broke any laws? Can anyone name one law I’m allowed to ignore where there would be no penalty if I was caught doing it?

    • Phil Ellis

      Beating up a conservative demonstrator in Berkeley

    • Gil Mertz

      Depends if your last name is Clinton.

  • buzzdixon

    Dreamers under DACA pay $500 every two years to stay in the country. They pay income tax but are not eligible for health care or Medicare or most other social programs. They have to be high school or college students or graduates. They may not have a serious criminal record. They do not get special preference re eligibility for citizenship.

    They are, by and large, exactly the sort of people who benefit this country the most.

    If you think a person brought to this country as a child, who works hard and applies themselves and obeys the law should still be rounded up and shipped to the country their ancestors came from, then Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Crazy Horse, and a few hundred million other Natives Americans would like to know when you’re planning on hauling your pasty white behinds back to Europe.

    • Gil Mertz

      Take it up with Mrs. Clinton, Buzz.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwTmN2wbJ0A

    • Brian Richards

      Do you think the Native Americans have been here from day one of this planet or perhaps did they come from somewhere else at one time? What an absurd analysis.

      • buzzdixon

        They came here when the continents were empty.

        • Gil Mertz

          Buzz, just as the continents were empty at one time, so were any laws regarding legal immigration. Today, these same immigration laws apply to people with pasty white behinds. To follow your logic, are you saying that illegal immigration status should be based on the color of one’s behind?

    • Anthony Breznican

      Extremely well said, BuzzDixon.

  • Anne Marie Whalley

    If people take the responsibility to create life, and banish their children from them and send them to another land, does that make sense? I remember the story of Troyes, should women not fight for their creation?

  • Bill Reynolds

    America already allows 1 Million legal immigrants into our Country every year so why should we include illegal aliens on top of that? Liberals constantly harp about “do it for the kids”, yet abortion (killing babies) is fully championed by the left. Go figure. Secure our border, build that wall & ban sanctuary cities.