Joe Arpaio Blathers Stupidly About Child Refugees, while Dennis Gilman Educates in Mini-Documentary
What does an aged blowhard like Sheriff Joe Arpaio know about the humanitarian crisis involving thousands of children from Central America crossing the border into the United States?
Not a damn thing. Arpaio proved this categorically on the conservative site Newsmax TV in a recent interview with washed-up former Republican congressman J.D. Hayworth, where the "shurf" spouted a bunch of mishegas.
Breitbart.com Arpaio on Newsmax: Full of the brown stuff as usual...
"First of all, the executive order, if you recall, on the DREAM Act?" grumbles Joe. "They get a pass. Well, who do you think is coming into the country? All the people who qualify for the DREAM Act. I don't know if anybody realizes that."
First up, Joe, the DREAM Act is just a proposal, one that has yet to pass both Houses of the U.S. Congress.
Gilman outdoes himself, and the rest of the local news media, with this mini-doc on some of the folks crossing the border
What Arpaio's talking about is DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, created by the Obama administration in 2012.
As the name implies, the program defers deportation proceedings against immigrant kids who meet certain requirements, requirements that happen to exclude children who have been crossing the border in the current crisis.
For instance, a DACA-applicant must, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, "have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time," and have been "physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making [a] request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS."