Obama’s dreamers can’t pay processing fees

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) runs a report on the illegal aliens — referred to 9 times in the article as “undocumented immigrants”* —  who are having trouble coming up with the $465 application fee for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

It’s a tear jerker of a story about so-called “dreamers” who can’t raise the money, which covers administrative costs, because they can’t “legally work and often come from low-income families.”

Among the organizations collecting funds to provide the fees are Chicanos Por La Causa and New York based Public Interest Projects. A national network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups has even jumped into action to help young homosexual immigrants apply for the program.

“These are people who want to work. They want to pay taxes. They want to be contributors to our community,” declared illegal advocate Arjelia Gomez. Since the term “our community” is typically used in solely referencing the Hispanic community, it’s difficult to know who the dreamers actually dream of contributing to. We’d lay our bets on the fact that for most of them, it’s not the community at large.

The República reports that as of November 15, more than 308,935 “dreamers,” including 11,074 in Arizona, applied for the impossible to regulate program. Nationally, more than 53,273 applications have been approved, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Advocates state more would apply if they had help paying the fee.

Obama’s program gifts illegals with the opportunity to live and work in the U.S. for two years without concerns of being deported. Petitioners must be younger than 31, have moved to the U.S. before they turned 16 and have lived here for at least five consecutive years. How substantiation of such information will be ferreted out from those who live outside the law is a mystery.  If 30-year-old Jose, who came here last month, says he was brought over as a babe in arms at age two, what procedures will be implemented to get to the truth? 

Other questions arise. On average, illegals pay their transporting coyotes upwards of $6,000 per person (this Atlantic Magazine article says the costs can be $20,000 or more) to furtively bring them into the United States. Why is it these impoverished people can raise that level of cash to gain unlawful access into our country but can’t manage to come up with $465 for a program they have been marching and loudly clamoring for?  Illegals in the U.S. have long bolstered the Mexican economy by sending billions of dollars in remittances to their relatives. This money sent home by Mexicans residing in the USA, rose 6.9% in 2011 (compared to 2010) to 22.730 billion dollars. Remittances are the second largest source of foreign exchange in Mexico after crude oil exports. The Atlantic article dates back to 2007, but details how mass “migration” into the United States has left many towns in Mexico half-empty, but much wealthier.

Maybe it’s time the dreamy illegals solicit their Mexican relatives to send a few bucks norte for a change?

*Our popular glossary known as “Lingo” provides assistance in Reading in Republicese. Check out the word “undocumented.”


7 Responses to Obama’s dreamers can’t pay processing fees

  1. Stanford says:

    Thanks for delineating fact from fiction in Obama’s fraud of a program that has no actual controls or means of determining who these people are — other than an army of new Democrats.

  2. Fed Up says:

    We are being soundly screwed by the liberals with the soft sounding “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”

    This is a major fraud being perpetrated against America with the ultimate conclusion of turning us into Mexico Norte. But Republican leaders are too frightened to open their mouths in protest for fear of being labeled “hard hearted” and “bigots.” Let’s face facts. Hispanics vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. As reported here the other day, Ronald Reagan took just 37 percent of the Hispanic vote although he won 49 of the 50 states. Two years later, Reagan signed the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Reform Act which gifted amnesty to what was then claimed to be three million illegal aliens in the United States. The amnesty prize was supposed to bring Hispanics into the GOP. But in 1988, Democrat Michael Dukakis took 69 percent of the Hispanic vote while George H.W. Bush won only 30 percent. Reagan’s amnesty concessions were obviously not a factor.

    If you missed this earlier, read all the stats in this piece:

  3. Dennis O'Brien says:

    We stopped banking at Bank of America after learning (from signs they had posted in the front window a couple of years ago) that they do not charge for wire transfers of remittances that undermine our own economy and bolster that of Mexico. I asked the bank manager if a wire transfer of money to England would also be handled free of charge, and was told “No!” I then said I’d like to close our accounts, two checking and two separate savings accounts. It was done on the spot. More of us need to express ourselves with actions rather than steam. As she was closing our accounts, the BofA manager told me that they “celebrate diversity.” I told her that they could have their celebrations without us.

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Jon Kyl and Kay Bailey Hutchison, a couple of RINOs finally leaving the U.S. Senate, stuck it to us with their own pathway to citizenship for illegals bill carrying yet another cutesy handle: “The Achieve Act,” which ultimately provides the Democrats the ability to “achieve” more votes.

    Marco Rubio has been “advising’ them, but didn’t want his name tied to it, knowing that would harm his chances with conservatives as he readies for a 2016 presidential bid. He was quoted as saying he was “still taking input from a lot of the stakeholders.”

    My family and I are American “stakeholders” but no one asked us.

    And John McAmnesty? He’s solidly onboard with any program that gives citizenship to illegals. Jeff the Flake will be right by his side.

    Keep voting for these “Republicans” and you might as well become Democrats! We are in dire need of actual conservative choices.

  5. MacBeth says:

    Why should they pay? They know someone else always will.

    • Vince says:

      Let’s call them what they are: Newly minted citizens on the take.

      What a joke! Obama isn’t going to go after them after the two years expires. Then a new program will be put into effect, recognizing what exemplary models of good conduct they are, how our country needs people of such integrity and dedication…blah, blah, blah.

      If you don’t know this is all about Democrat party politics, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

  6. Greg Serbon says:

    Good if they can’t pay up leave! We have enough poor people here without bringing more in.