Dream Cleaver

From Slate:

On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that, in six months, the Trump administration will terminate DACA, the Obama-era program that allows young undocumented people brought to the United States as children to live and work here legally. Sessions could have given a straightforward speech that criticized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program’s alleged legal infirmities and urged Congress to legislate a solution. Instead, he slandered DACA’s nearly 800,000 recipients in nativist language with barely concealed racist undertones.

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Album cover used as inspiration

In his remarks, he directly denounced the very idea of granting any kind of amnesty to undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children through no fault of their own. At the heart of his speech were two lies, straight from Breitbart, explaining why DACA must end:

The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things, contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences. It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens.

Let’s examine these falsehoods in turn.
First: Sessions claimed that DACA “contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border.” This allegation, often touted by far-right xenophobes, is false. A study published in International Migration, a peer-reviewed academic journal, found that the surge in unaccompanied minors actually began in 2008. (DACA was announced in 2012.) 
Second: Sessions alleged that DACA has “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens.” This line is obviously drawn from the false narrative that immigrants steal jobs from American citizens. There is no actual evidence that DACA recipients have taken jobs from any Americans, let alone “hundreds of thousands.” There is, however, strong evidence that killing DACA will significantly damage the economy—a fact that Sessions conveniently omitted from his speech
Trump’s decision to end DACA isn’t a job-saver; it’s a job-killer.
Toward the end of his speech, Sessions praised the RAISE Act, a Republican-backed bill that would tightly curtail immigration into the U.S. Sessions claimed the act would “produce enormous benefits for our country.” In reality, the measure marks an effort to return America to an older immigration regime that locked out racial and ethnic minorities. Sessions has praised the 1924 law that created this regime—a law whose chief author declared that his act was meant to end “indiscriminate acceptance of all races.” On Tuesday, Sessions revived this principle in slightly more polite language.
Before Tuesday, the Trump administration seemed eager to frame its DACA decision as respect for constitutional separation of powers: Congress, it insisted, not the president, must set immigration policy. But after Sessions’ speech, it is difficult to view this move as anything other than an attempt to implement the white nationalism that Trump and Sessions campaigned on.
You’ll notice that Ernie…I mean BeauBeau gleefully made the announcement (while using the podium to cover the first tiny boner he has had in decades), because Twitler is too much of a wuss to face anyone and announce his own decisions.


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9 responses to “Dream Cleaver

  1. It looks as if the Mexicans who voted for Model T. have now had their votes crammed down their throats. Trump has been double talking for weeks and then as you have written he had his patsy do his dirty work. I knew all along that the decision would not be a favorable one.

    Sessions and Trump are both racists. You can’t cover up ugly and they each show every bump and pimple including their butts.

    It is obvious that neither Sessions nor Trump have compassion and they sure as hell have no scruples. Well lets see how many repubs in the Senate get re-elected the next time around.

    I hope Mexicans band together and vote all the jack asses out of office. Right now Houston needs cheap labor and Mexicans will work for $10-12 an hours because whites will not. If they have taken jobs I’ve not seen the evidence. They can work in sweltering heat and hardly take a break, I see that on a daily basis. If these folks are deported I say look out America. It might get ugly.

    • Not just Houston. Here in Floriduhhh, we are going to need lots of construction workers to repair whatever this monster Irma is going to leave behind. Wilma was nowhere near as powerful as Irma, and everything was a mess down here. We didn’t have power for 2 weeks. Sidewalks were raised right out of the ground. There were trees and branches all over the place. I don’t even want to imagine what is headed our way. The aftermath will be as bad as the storm, and the charlatans will be all over the place. I have no faith in the felon in the governor’s office to keep anyone safe, either physically or financially.

      • I am so sorry to learn of the hurricane that is headed your way. I hope you will get out of its path and be safe- don’t wait to leave and please take your pet/s with you. It is not worth staying and losing your life. I’m sending prayers your way.

  2. singe

    Cool I am back on board just at the country sails into the Bumbling Triangle. So watching that pin head Sessions get his old time religion off (KKK) made me want to puke but I must say he made me nostalgic for the TV show of my yute “Pinhead and Foodini” with the Orange Balloon as Foodini and Huckabee’s obviously brain pithed kid as the puppeteer;

    • Welcome back, singe. 😀 I don’t remember Pinhead & Foodini, but that cover has all kinds of possibilities. I will have to bookmark that for future consideration!

  3. Donald Watson

    It’s just one gut punch after the other with these bastards. This truly is an American Horror Story!

    • I don’t watch that show, but I’ve flirted with using it as inspiration for a poster for a long time. Can anything be scarier than real life right now?