DACA Recipient Goes All-In for Trump's Border Wall: ‘Safety Should Be Number 1 Priority’


The media and the left — who can tell the difference? — often push a narrative that all Hispanics are united against President Trump, but a DACA recipient just set the record straight.

Hilario Yanez was able to stay in the United States by taking part in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. You’d think that might make Yanez a “poster child” for opposing President Donald Trump … but he has a very different message.

“I came here when I was a year old. And my mom brought me here through no fault of my own. I couldn’t make my own decision. I grew up undocumented. I grew up homeless,” Yanez said Tuesday during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

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Yet Yanez isn’t pinning his future on liberalism.

“It was my conservative values that made me who I am today, and as a result, I’m a first generation college graduate and I have an incredible job as well,” he explained.

Then he dropped a bombshell:

Counter to the frequent narrative, a surprising number of DACA participants stand with Donald Trump on the border security issue.

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“Look, I agree with the president and I talk to hundreds and thousands of dreamers,” Yanez said.”I think we’re all in agreement that safety is, should be, our number one priority. I think the president has every right to do that,” he said, referring to border security plans like the southern wall.

“I think when he became president, his first mission and priority was to protect the American people and … the dreamer community, you know, many of them, hundreds and thousands that I speak to, … agree that the president is doing the right thing.”

When asked what he would say to Democrat leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he had a very clear message.

“Well, what I would say is that, you know, ‘enough is enough,'” he said.

“I think it’s time for us to not come together as Democrats and Republicans, but as Americans.

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“We need to put the American people first, and we also need to put certainty for the dreamers, once and for all.”

Yanez pointed out that immigration and border reform wasn’t a conservative or liberal-only issue.

“I think if anyone is against a compromise or against a deal, then they don’t want to see the president succeed or America succeed,” Yanez said.

“And then, also, they don’t want to bring certainty for the dreamers as well.”

If liberals truly care about child immigrants who were brought into the U.S. when they were too young to have a say, they must include them when talking about border security.

Yanez has a strong, if unexpected, argument.

Unrestricted immigration is not sustainable and brings many problems — and the Hispanic community is hurt by the porous border’s impact on crime, poverty, and unemployment, too.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.