In a recent Op-Ed, “DREAMers are pushing their luck,” conservative columnist Ruben Navarrette criticizes DREAM Act youth. “I know just what a lot of those so-called DREAMers deserve to get for Christmas,” he writes, “a scolding.” Navarrette goes on to give them one, calling them “spoiled brats” who are “drunk on entitlement.”
It is beyond strange that Navarrette would take aim at the most powerless and vulnerable of all the players in the immigration debate. Not only does Navarrette object to the DREAMers’ civic engagement, he warns of a backlash against their “public tantrums.” Sadly, the only “public tantrum” on display is Navarrette’s – and it’s not pretty.
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