If you support Trump’s decision to deport all the DACA kids, you aren’t a patriotic Christian, you are a racist asshole.
Yes, their parents migrated to this country without documentation, but these children have grown up in America and are contributing to society in a positive manner.
- Their average age is 26 and they came to the U.S. at an average age of only 6 years old
- They WILLINGLY gave their names to the government
- 91% of them are employed
- 100% of them have no criminal record
- They pay $500 to renew their status every 2 years (generating $4 billion per decade)
- 95% are currently in school
- 54% bought their first car
- 12% have bought their first home
On top of that, they are NOT eligible for Obamacare subsidies, Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance or even social security — despite paying billions into it.
They are not rapists. They are not bringing drugs. They are not “bad hombres.” They are not “leeching” off of our tax dollars. They are not a threat to our society in any way.
They are young people who were thrust into a tough position and are making the most of it. They are young Americans trying to fulfill the promise of the American dream.
Evangelicals who support this move are complete hypocrites.
Here are some verses from the Bible:
I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
– Matthew 25:35
Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
– Romans 12:13
The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
– Leviticus 19:34
This isn’t about policy. This is about racism, pure and simple. Trump is fuming that his border wall will NEVER be built and lashing out in the only way he can: at young brown people who willingly gave the government all of their contact information to take part in this program.
I would say right-wing evangelicals are better than this, but from the gleeful comments and tweets I have seen, there is no limit to your cruelty in the name of ‘winning.’ No limit in doing whatever it takes to erase anything that Obama did. You will say anything to justify Trump’s attack on people of color in America.
You are a lost cause not even worth an argument.
But to the Dreamers, I will say that we will fight for you. We will stand with you. We will do anything in our power to keep you in our country.
— Women's March (@womensmarch) September 5, 2017
— ACLU National (@ACLU) September 5, 2017
— Nat'l Imm Law Center (@NILC_org) September 5, 2017