By Linda L Barton
While White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may no longer be on the battlefield, he has definitely started a firestorm when commenting on the DACA program. With the protests from those in the Democrat Party, political activists, and Dreamers, the subject of who should be allowed to stay or forced to leave has become a heated topic.
With President Trump repealing former President Obama’s executive order called DACA, which grants protection to those brought to the US illegally as children by their parents, it has become a way for Illegal Immigration activists to push for amnesty for millions of illegals already here.
In a report, Kelly alluded to the discrepancy between those already in the DACA program and those eligible for DACA protections. “The difference between 690,000 and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn’t sign up.”
Of course, critics wasted NO time to jump on the statement as cruel and preposterous.
On ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg called him out, suggesting he was the lazy one: “I want to point something out, John Kelly. You might actually be the one who’s a little lazy here because 600,000 of those Dreamers weren’t eligible for DACA as of last year since they hadn’t met the age or education requirements.”
Of course, this made self-described “undocumented immigrant,” Juan Escalante, chime in, also implying Kelly was lazy.
John Kelly should try:
– Working 40 hrs a week
– Taking 21 college credits IN ONE SEMESTER
– Fighting for the Dream Act
– Helping our your family financially
– Dealing with deportation fear/anxiety
AT THE SAME TIME (and succeeding) before calling Dreamers lazy. Do your job.
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) February 6, 2018
Not wanting to let that statement stand, Retired Army Lt. Col. and Intelligence Officer Tony Shaffer was quick to slap Escalante back
Stop whining…and no – the majority of “dreamers” don’t have this life style – and I’m skeptical that you actually do.
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) February 10, 2018
However, Shaffer was not alone in wanting to let Escalante know his comments were not appreciated. Afghanistan Veteran, Contributor to
@FDRLST on military/vets issues James Hasson added the final smackdown.
Taking 21 credits IN ONE SEMESTER?!? Wow, thank you for your service!
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) February 10, 2018
Oh, yeah, that had to hurt! Do you feel Chief of Staff Kelly was out of line or do you agree with Shaffer and Hasson? I’d love to read your comments below.