Turns out the season finale of SVU (an ideologically very lefty show) was all about anti-DREAMer propaganda. The new progressive position, it seems, is that legalizing Dreamers is unfair because they are “privileged.” They are not real victims, so screw them.
This is how public opinion is massaged to justify the rejection of legalizing Dreamers in return for reduced overall immigration.
I wish I were wrong when I said that the public wailing over Dreamers a few months ago was completely fake and nobody really cared about them.
It’s like abortion for Republicans. They don’t want to do anything about it. They want to use it as an eternal passion-stoking issue for their base.