Save DACA!

By Elmer G. Roldan, @grand.supreme.chapin

As if the world wasn’t already turned on it’s head for hard working people in America, President Trump on Friday announced that he plans to kill DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He said a decision would come no later than Tuesday, September 5th.

DACA is an executive action that President Barack Obama signed in 2012, which allowed 800,000 undocumented immigrants to gain permits to work and attend school.

This group of people, also known as DREAMers, were children when they were brought to the U.S. They’ve lived and grown up as Americans. Many of them have little connection to, or knowledge about, the countries where they were born.

The U.S. Constitution gives the President the power to create certain laws through the use of executive orders (actions) without the approval of Congress. These executive orders become federal law… granted they are not unconstitutional.

For example, Trump can’t just pass an executive order that bans Muslims from entering the country if they have the proper visas. Nor can he pass an executive order stating that he can grab all the pussy in the White House he pleases, or that he gets to fuck Ivanka.

Executive orders are not permanent and can be undone in a number of ways, including by the next person who is elected President.

The shit is that, in order to apply and qualify for DACA, these DREAMers had to “turn themselves in” and register with the U.S. government. This also meant that they had to submit legal information for them and their families.

Here’s where you put your critical thinking skills to good use. What could go wrong with this scenario if, for example, the incoming President campaigned on the promise to deport all illegal immigrants?

That’s right! Carambolas.

This hijueputa has a database of 800,000 names that can be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). That means that La Migra can easily find and swiftly deport these DREAMers and their families.

Think some more on this puteria. Trump campaigned on the rhetoric that Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists who come here to leech off society. (By Mexican he meant plural as in all Latinos)

Here you have nearly one million young people who qualified for WORK PERMITS. Mind you, DREAMers are professionals working in law offices, non-profit organizations, the tech industry, elected office, or serving in the military, fire departments and police forces, etc.

These aren’t just people selling us churros and elotes on the corner. Calmados, no one is insulting nia Tencha who sells you tamales and champurrado on Saturday mornings.

I’m making the point that these young people are the antithesis of the Donald Trump’s “bad hombre” mamadas.

So, let’s peel this discriminatory onion a little bit more.

There are 126,000 DACA recipients in Texas alone! This means that they can be getting fucked twice in less than two weeks. What else do you think people in Texas are worrying about these days? Maybe a gigantic fucking hurricane that turned the city of Houston into a massive body of water that’s the size of Lake Michigan.

These young DREAMers getting these ominous news when they are literally fighting for survival is like your house burning down and the bank telling you that Wells Fargo sold you fake home insurance. (Ominous is an SAT word that’s the equivalent of your mom threatening you with, “le voy a decir a tu papa!

Ever heard the saying,”If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention”? Well, if you’re not fucking furious, you weren’t paying attention during the Presidential elections. We saw this coming.

This decision is so crazy that even prominent Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch are asking Trump to chill the fuck out! Mind you they have ulterior motives, albeit ones we have to be vigilant of. They want Congress to pass a replacement instead. They would propose some mamada such as DACA in exchange for the border wall. So we will definitely have a fight in our hands whenever that comes up for debate. But, you know how racist your proposals have to be to have Republicans telling you to chill?

So, why is President Trump in such a rush to kill DACA?

The attorneys generals from 11 states have threatened to sue Trump over DACA. These states include Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Idaho. They are still salty that America elected a Black President and want to erase any trace of the man’s legacy. It would be up to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to defend DACA, which he’s not gonna do because he despises the program.

All of this despite the fact that, according to a NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll, 64 percent of Americans support DACA. That’s more than 6 in 10!

So, who is opposing it? White people who feel that they are losing out by giving a fuck about anyone else but themselves.

DACA, like Affirmative Action, is a band-aid response to the decades-long systemic exploitation and exclusion of people of color and ethnic descent from the education and employment opportunities made readily available to White America. It’s a foot stool in a world of escalators. It’s good, but not great, and definitely not enough to solve all the problems.

DACA is the equivalent of eating a granola bar when you’re starving. But, it’s what we got and what we have to fight to defend. Cause it’s better than the alternative– and that’s bad news.

Trump is  responding to people grasping on to the White identity politics that dominate America. Those same White people that cringe when you say, “White people”, because they’re used to just being called “people” while the rest of us have labels and hyphenated American titles. Those terms that make them “persons” and make us “creatures”.

This stuff is not new, we just ignore it. Trump’s like the drunk grandpa at the party – muthafucka just says crazy racist shit.  Crazy shit that a lot of other White people (and some people of color) agree with. Crazy shit that they feel restrained and prohibited from saying because society is too “politically correct” these days. They see Trump as the guardian of  White identity who is here to protect them from becoming extinct.

These are the muthafuckas who still believe that people of color  should only be allowed to use public pools on Thursdays, the day before it is drained and cleaned up for White kids to use on the weekends. This is not a joke… it used to be a real policy, even here in L.A.

DACA is the Thursday evening pool water for them.

#HoodDigest #DefendDACA

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