Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.) described the plight of an illegal alien during comments she made on the Senate floor on Wednesday. She celebrated herself in a tweet, which included a video of her presentation on behalf of DACA recipients.
DACA, the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, was a veiled amnesty program from the Obama-era for children who were brought to America illegally, but who were too young to be culpable for the illegal migration. They have often spent the majority of their lives in America, and feel that the U.S. is their home.
President Donald J. Trump ended the program earlier this year. Congress was told that DACA was not legally defensible, and that if they wanted to help DACA recipients, called “Dreamers,” they would have to pass legal legislation.
Warren’s passionate speech on behalf of Dreamers centered around Reina Guevara, an illegal alien who came to the U.S. at 11-years old, and is now facing deportation after enjoying the freedoms of DACA. Warren says DACA allowed Guevara to go to college and live a life “out of the shadows.” Warren describes Guevara’s struggles as an illegal alien, and urges the Senate to take action to protect people like Guevara.
Warren did not address conservative objections to the Dream Act she was pushing, which include protecting U.S. jobs and security, as well as preventing chain migration and maintaining voting integrity.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 3, 2018