According to a press release on the White House.gov website, president Obama is scheduled to honor 10 young illegal immigrants at the White House on Tuesday for serving as “success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres.” The individuals are all beneficiaries of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, more commonly referred to as the Dream Act which was passed in 2012 by executive order.
President Obama will be honoring two activists associated with Mi Famialia Vota Education Fund, according to the Daily Caller:
Fernanda Zaragoza-Gomez, 19, a Colorado Mi Familia Vota canvasser, and Steven Arteaga Rodriguez, a Texas activist with the group, are both “DREAMers” who began their activism careers after applying for and gaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program established by Obama to provide living and working status for undocumented young immigrants.
The activist group, which has offices in six states, works for the goal of “expanding the electorate” through “direct, sustainable citizenship, voter registration, census education, GOTV and issue organizing in key states.”
This should be a huge story for multiple reasons, most notably because it is a complete mockery of the rule of law. Yet hardly any attention is being given to this in the mainstream press. I was only able to find one mainstream news outlet (NBC) that even reported on it; the headline was vague and the wording within the article was selective, as not to use the words “illegal immigrant.” Below is a screenshot of NBC’s report and headline.
Although it was available earlier today and still shows up in a Google search, the White House press release has seemingly been taken down or suffered a broken URL as of 6/16 11:45PM EST. You can attempt to view it here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/16/white-house-honors-deferred-action-childhood-arrival-daca-champions-chan
This event is an absolute insult to the American people and a huge slap in the face to each and every person who has legally migrated to this country.