Former Presidential Candidate Tells Educated Dreamer To GTFO Then Come Back
On the most recent episode of "MESSY TRUTH" on CNN, Dreamer Elizabeth Vilchis shared concerns that she'd probably be among those deported when Herr Trump becomes president in January. As a Dreamer, Vilchis is one among more than 700,000 undocumented imigrants who were brought to the US as children.
“I will lose my career – my career will come to an end – if [DACA] ends. And I will also potentially be labeled for deportation,” Vilchis told Messy Truth panelists, which consisted of CNN pundit Van Jones, Ana Navarro, and former Senator Rick Santorum.
Vilchis was brought to the U.S. from Mexico when she was seven years old. Because of the DACA program, which protect people in situations similar to Vilchis’, she was able to get her degree in mechanical engineering, and has spent the past decade helping students enter careers in engineering.
When she asked the Messy Truth panel about her situation, it was an opportunity for panelists to provide people helpful insights on how the undocumented can protect themselves in the coming months. Former Senator Rick Santorum’s answer was anything but helpful.
“You have the ability to go to any other country right now and apply those wares and be successful and then reapply to come back to America if you so choose.”
Here's the whole video where Santorum's mouth went off faster than his brain:
Naturally, people like Ana Navarro shared words of encouragement.
Social media had Elizabeth's back too.
Here's the thing not many people remember today: during the last World War, America helped "immigrate" scientists and engineers to the US to help turn the tide. Among the more FAMOUS immigrants were Albert Einstein and Werner von Braun, who developed the rockets that launched the United States' first space satellite Explorer 1, and the Apollo program manned lunar landings.
Vilchis is a mechanical engineer and has degrees in related fields. While she may not be an Einstein, her contributions are undeniable.