Penny Starr, Breitbart, December 18, 2017
Eight people have been arrested during protests in Congress by activists demanding an amnesty deal in the 2018 budget.
One of those arrested was Erika Andiola, “a proud undocumented and unafraid Mexican American,” according to her Twitter account, which also claims that she was a press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Andiola tweeted after her arrest that [Sen. Charles] Schumer has to “prove” he supports the young illegal aliens.
A “clean” Dream Act not only codifies amnesty for all Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients but also opposes any language in legislation that would fund a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico or increase border security, according to CREDO Action, a left-wing organization.
The illegal-alien led United We Dream and CREDO Action delivered a letter last week to Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), which reveals the activists are seeking more than just amnesty for DACA recipients. They also want amnesty for their parents and other relatives.
According to a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), amnesty for 11 million DACA recipients would cost American taxpayers an estimated $26 billion.
Newly amnestied illegal aliens also would be allowed to receive federal benefits to go to college, costing Americans a billion dollars just between 2018 through 2022, the CBO estimates.
Amnesty recipients would also compete with young Americans in the job market.