One of the hallmarks of the open borders movement in this country, beyond its contempt for the basic concept of national sovereignty, is its overwhelming sense of entitlement. And no branch of the movement exhibits this trait more conspicuously than the media-created phenomenon known as the Dreamers, i.e., illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children. A perfect illustration of this petulant self-regard is the impending threat of Dreamers to go on a hunger strike because Governor Cuomo has not deferred to their will. Naturally, the Marxist academics at the City University of New York have thrown their support behind this piece of political theater, even as the rest of the state figuratively shrugs.
Kudos to Jim MacDonald-pictured in the Daily News article linked to above-and other members of NY ICE for standing in opposition to yet another attempt to extort money from New York taxpayers in order to defray the living expenses of people whose families should not even be in this country in the first place. Jim alerted me to this story earlier this week, before Governor Cuomo’s volte-face forced the intended recipients of the Dream Act to cry into their microphones.
Finally, a victory for American citizens.