Applicants for Obama’s DREAMer Program Are Mostly Mexican, Under 21

Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino, August 14, 2013

The majority of undocumented immigrants who have applied for President Obama’s two-year reprieve from deportation are Mexican, younger than 21 and were less than 10 years old when they came to the United States, according to an in-depth analysis.

The study, released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan think tank, showed that 54 percent of all those who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, were not of drinking age. The next largest age group of applicants–with 36 percent–fell between 15 and 18 years old, the study showed.

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Obama implemented the program last August after years of advocacy by students and lawmakers in support of the so-called DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for thousands of young immigrants in the country illegally. {snip}

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Some 557,000 immigrants had applied for DACA as of late June. The vast majority, nearly 75 percent, were approved, 25 percent were still under review and about 1 percent–or 5,383–were denied.

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DACA offers work permits for two years, eligible for renewal. To qualify, they must show that they came to America before their 16th birthday, and have been 30 or younger when the policy was announced on June 15, 2012.

They must also either be in school, have graduated from high school or served in the military. And they can’t have a serious criminal record or pose a threat to public safety or national security.

With a work permit and Social Security number, they can drive in most states, open a bank account and in some states, pay in-state college tuition.

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The program does not lead to residency or citizenship, but it also spares these immigrants from the threat of deportation. {snip}

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  • Puggg

    “The threat of deportation”

    What deportation?

    “With a work permit and SSN, they can…”

    Which means that it’s going to be all the harder really to get them to go home.

    • Erasmus

      They’re all future democrats. Schumer knows this. Obama knows this. Hillary Clinton knows this. I’ll wager McCain knows this and just doesn’t care so long as he earns kudos from the MSM and the Senate democrats.

      • Puggg

        I suspect McCain and that Flake flake have simply been bought and paid for.

  • Greg Thomas

    So we have illegal invaders serving in our military?

    • Luca

      Yes, and I once heard one call into a radio station where Capt. Dale Dye was talking about national security matters and he told the Capt. if he were ordered to the southern border and had to shoot “his own” people he would refuse the order to do so.

      • Sick of it

        Which proves that these people are not American, don’t want to be American, and are in fact foreign invaders who are threatening our way of life.

      • Greg Thomas

        Heaven forbid we ever have to go to war again with mexico. Does anyone have any doubts as to what side the illegal invaders and mexican anchor babies serving in our military would side with.

        • Bossman

          Mexico needs to be integrated into North America and then the big job will be to turn them white.

          • Greg Thomas

            If brown mexicans are such a blessing as you believe, why would we need to “turn them White?”

          • Bossman

            I did not say that they are a blessing. They are the descendants of the First Americans and they are not going anywhere. One hundred years from now will be too late. One scenario from the future goes something like this: Mexico will continue to grow exponentially during the next 100 years and so will greater Mexico (the South West), then the two Mexicos will unite to challenge the USA for control of North America.

          • Greg Thomas

            They are “not going anywhere.” We’ll see about that Mr. Raza. Keep pushing.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            The actual geographical description already includes Mexico as part of North America. But no magic act will turn them into Americans or white. They only way this is being done is by their actual displacement of whites and/or absorption, racially. Whites are being hit form every side by this and hopefully it will polarize the majority into realizing that a systematic genocide is being played out in the name of “integration” and “diversity.”

    • borogirl54

      No way can this happen. Only immigrants with Green cards and US Citizens are eligible to join the military. But positions requiring security clearances are not open to non US citizens.

      • Greg Thomas

        Why would an “immigrant” with a Green Card need obama’s DREAM Act? I used to say there was no way 30 million illegal invaders could trounce our border, immigration law, as well as sovereignty without our government taking swift action. I also said there was no way our government would ever openly advocate on behalf of these foreign invaders, without being brought up charges of treason. I was wrong on all counts.

        • Bossman

          Most of these “foreign invaders” are in reality people who already have strong ties to the USA. Most of them may have wives, children, brothers and sisters who are American citizens.

          • Greg Thomas

            So what? Besides, I have never been one to believe the 14th Amendment was meant to convey US citizenship to the spawn of those who trounced our borders, as well as sovereignty. BTW, collecting a welfare check on behalf of your anchor baby does not constitute “strong ties,” regardless of what your La Raza cohorts would like us to believe.

          • Sick of it

            Not before the Roosevelt years.

        • Sick of it

          The government did take swift action…against groups trying to secure our borders.

    • Bossman

      There was a time when any foreigner who was willing to serve, fight, defend and die for the USA would be placed on a fast track to citizenship.

      • Greg Thomas

        The difference is those foreigners were not here illegally and had some sense of loyalty to this country, unlike the illegal invaders from mexico; who
        come here and continue to hoist their beloved rag of mexico at every chance.

        • Bossman

          You’re completely wrong about this. There was a time when any illegal immigrant could make himself legal by joining the US army.

          • Greg Thomas

            The current crop of illegal invaders ( specifically your beloved mexicans) are not fit to serve this country. Get over it.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    So am I supposed to feel sorry? Oh, I’m so torn up that the next generation of those who wish to displace me and mine will be sent back to be amongst their own. Oh boo effin hoo.

  • bigone4u

    If only the efficiency exhibited by the Feds in approving the DACA applicants could be applied to patrolling the border and cathching illegals. The government can get things done when it wants to. When it doesn’t want something done, then it’s excuses, excuses, excuses.

  • Spartacus

    One percent of them were denied ? Yeah, I’m sure that came from a thorough investigation… Although I will admit, I’m kinda happy about this.The more dark-skins, the faster America collapses, and Whites will have to make a choice – kill or die .

    • Bossman

      If America gets too dark, she can always import a lot of Germans and Swedes. The whole world still wants to come to America.

      • Ella

        I only wish, Bossman. This may be true for the French, British, Germans and Mediterranean cultures (no jobs and mass debts). Germans like their country but hate their taxes and their pandering to immigrants through generous programs. Many Norwegians, Fins and Danes would NOT leave their countries -government still has a conservative slant and monitor immigration more closely. I have relatives in those countries and they proudly stay. They feel “sorry” for us.

        • Bossman

          The USA is still the shining star on a hill for most people from around the world. But only the very rich or the desperate poor from the Third World are getting through these days.

      • Greg Thomas

        What do you mean “if’ America gets too brown. Many believe that train has already left the station. What do you consider “too brown” Bossman? When Whites are less than 50% of the population, 30 or even, 20%? What’s your number?

        Would mexico be considered not brown enough if 50% of their population was displaced by illegal invading White Americans. What would mexico tolerate I wonder.

        • Bossman

          The truth is millions of Europeans would still like to come to the USA, but U.S. immigration policy has made it very difficult for them to do so. The USA is becoming darker by default. Canada, Australia and even Latin America are still receiving European immigrants.

          • Greg Thomas

            It’s not by default, it’s by DESIGN!

      • Terra Magnum Imperium

        Not true, none of the Germans, Danish, French and Russians. I chat with want to live in the USA.

      • Sick of it

        Umm militant Swedish feminists and German Communists? How very reassuring.

  • borogirl54

    I know in some states such as Georgia and North Carolina DACA recipients are trying to change residency laws from requiring legal status such as having a green card or US citizenship to allow those with DACA, which gives them legal presence in the US so that they can get in state tuition. They are still not eligible for state and federal financial aid. The only states that they can get financial aid are Texas, New Mexico and California.

  • Related

    Janet Napolitano wrote today on an official HLS blog, to observe the first anniversary of DACA, that illegal aliens brought in country as children “are American in every way but for a piece of paper.”

    Search the CNS News website for the article.

    Okay, Mr. Napolitano. This means that everyone on Earth outside the United States who is not an American is American in every way but for the fact that he or she has not come here yet and a piece of paper.

    • Jesse James

      Yes if all these third world immigrants pouring into the United States with the active help of our government, businesses, churches and educational institutions are Americans then our citizenship is now meaningless. Except of course when they want to tax us or force us to obey the latest progressive legislation.

    • Bossman

      Your analogy makes no sense at all. Janet Napolitano is right, someone raised in the USA since infancy is indeed an American in all possible ways, regardless of citizenship status.

      • Sick of it

        It’s becoming increasingly obvious that some “Americans” who have lived here for generations do not think like Americans at all.

    • Ella

      Napolitano and the ruling anonymous class have dissolved the meaning of “citizenship” like Ancient Greece who had no more sovereign borders. Didn’t she hinted the Middle Class to be a potential radical threat as the powers to be continue to ruin this country?

  • Anders Breivek

    we should flood the system…..and make their job more difficult by us applying.

    • BonusGift

      You may be on to something with that suggestion.

  • It’s a pity. He would look normal if he hadn’t had someone vandalize his face this way. This one can’t go legit, even if he should ever want to. My first job after prison was day-shift manager at a Subway restaurant.

    All those tattoos on his face really say is “Unemployable.”

    • mobilebay

      What job? All he has to do is sit back and enjoy the many benefits our government is all too happy to bestow on him and his fellow illegals. Even though he sports the “MS” of the Mara Salvatrucha” gang, he’ll be welcomed as a new citizen. When I think of the true immigrants of yesteryear and then see something like this, I cry for our country.

    • Ella

      Our govt. will probably pay for expensive tat removal, plastic surgery, so he can be employable if he wishes. It says “gang” member all over his face.

  • Bossman

    This fellow is not so bad-looking. I now see some white men who are also doing that to themselves. I’ve no idea why.

  • guest

    Yes and then those that say it isn’t the kid’s fault their parents brought them here as a “child”…Another “sob” story. Who cares, ALL kids have to pay for what their parents do or don’t do, so how come so many Whites fall for that garbage? The parents need to be sent hopping across that border with ALL their kids in tow. Even their so-called “anchor” ones. That amendment NEVER was intended for border crossers in the first place, but the enemy has twisted it to make the foolish Americans “think” it meant ANYBODY born here is legal. No they are NOT and never was meant to be.

  • Greg Thomas

    Yes my friend. I know he is a La Raza. Not sure why I continue to respond to his pro-raza rumblings. I guess I cannot help myself.

  • Bossman

    No! I’m not a Mexican; I’m a realist who has studied some history and pays attention to current events.

  • Bossman

    If a wall was built 200 years ago, it would have run in the middle of what is now the USA.

  • None Ya Biz

    ► FACT: The Democrats know they need a steady supply of stupid to win elections. America’s teachers unions do their part by turning out the dumbest, most ill-informed cretins this side of Africa! ……….. BUT DAT AIN’T ENOUGH!!

    No, no… We need to import stupid from Mexico, South America and Africa!!! Then we can even get an ignorant, arrogant, 3rd world leftist street agitator elected as POTUS!!

    Amazing, isn’t it? America has one political party that will trash American culture and heritage in the hopes of staying in power.

    ► FACT: Allowing immigration without assimilation is committing cultural suicide.

    Brown and black skin minorities commit the vast majority of violent crime in America, so why in the world would we go out of our way to let more of them into America?

    There is a reason Mexico is Mexico and Africa is Africa. If we keep letting more Mexicans into our country, then it’s only a matter of time until America becomes just like Mexico! Is that what you want?