In a Thursday speech on the House floor, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the gall to claim that the DACA “dreamers” brought to the United States by their illegal alien parents “are true and legitimate heirs… of our founders.”
As Democrats prepare to push through an amnesty for at least three million illegal migrants, Pelosi said, “This legislation is protecting ‘dreamers,’ and TPS [Temporary Protected Status] and DED [Deferred Enforced Departure] recipients, honors the truth that immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of our country.
“When they come here with their hopes and dreams and aspirations, these parents bringing their children, their hopes and dreams and aspirations for a better future for their children, that courage, that determination, those aspirations, are American traits, and they all make America more American, with all of that,” she gushed. “Indeed they are true and legitimate heirs, these dreamers are, of our founders. E Pluribus Unum, from many one, we talk about that all the time.”
Pelosi’s fawning praise stems from the Progressive notion that America is not a homeland for legal citizens but a “nation of immigrants” arriving in a constant influx, bolstering Democrat power, bloating government programs, and providing a steady stream of cheap labor. It would never occur to the left to refer to generations of natural-born American citizens as the true and legitimate heirs of the Founding Fathers.
“Again, dreamers, TPS, DED recipients are American in every way,” Pelosi added.
Except legally — and thus they are not American in even the most fundamental way.