Amy Klobuchar: Illegal Alien 'Dreamers' are America’s 'Future'
Democratic presidential candidate says she needs 'to beat Donald Trump' to help illegals
During a fiery Democratic Debate Wednesday night, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) declared that illegal alien "Dreamers" of the future of the United States.
Klobuchar says it's vital that she needs "to beat Donald Trump" so she can protect the roughly 3.5 million "Dreamers" currently in the U.S.
So-called Dreamers are immigrants who entered the United States as minors and qualify for the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) - a legislative proposal that was never passed.
Illegal aliens who qualified were later enrolled and eligible for former President Barack Obama’s similar Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During NBC News’s 2020 Democrat Debate in Las Vegas, Klobuchar said that “our future” in America is hinging on the millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for DACA.
“The Dreamers are our future,” Klobuchar said.
“The DREAMers are so important in Nevada, and the best way we can get this done is to beat Donald Trump, but it’s to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” Klobuchar added.
A DACA amnesty, as Klobuchar supports, would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, as Breitbart News reported.
American taxpayers would potentially be left with a $26 billion bill, according to Breitbart.
Additionally, about one-in-five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one-in-seven would go on Medicaid.
Any plan to give amnesty to DACA illegal aliens, that does not also include provisions to halve legal immigration levels, would give amnestied illegal aliens the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.
The U.S. admits about 1.2 million legal immigrants a year at the expense of America’s working and middle class.
At the southern border, a DACA amnesty has the potential to trigger a border surge that could triple the number of illegal aliens pouring through the border.
Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 recipients of the program have been kicked off because they were found to either be criminals or gang members.
Elsewhere in the Debate, tensions boiled over between Klobuchar of Minnesota and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Klobuchar asked if Buttigieg was calling her “dumb” for haranguing her recently blanking on the name of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“You’re on the committee that oversees border security," Buttigieg said at the Democratic presidential debate.
"You’re on the committee that does trade.
"You’re literally part of the committee that’s overseeing these things, and were not able to speak to, literally, the first thing about the politics of the country to our south.”
“Are you trying to say that I’m dumb? Or are you mocking me here, Pete?” Sen. Klobuchar replied.
“I said I made an error. People sometimes forget names.”