‘We Support Anything That Keeps Our Country Safe’: DACA Recipient Explains Why He Supports Trump’s Wall

Dreamer Hilario Yanez was brought to the United States illegally when he was a just one year old. He could have been deported, but he received protections under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

America is the only home he’s ever known which is why he supports President Donald Trump’s efforts to build a border wall.

Yanez joined Fox News to explain why he supports President Trump’s wall, despite many believing that DACA recipients don’t support the president’s immigration policy.

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“I speak to hundreds and thousands of Dreamers and honestly, I think we all agree that we support anything that keeps our country safe or even safer. I believe that if that means a barrier, if that means technology, border patrol, then I agree. We all agree with the president and the millions of Americans that think safety should be our number one priority.”

Although Yanez doesn’t speak for all DACA recipients, he said that many are relieved that this discussion could actually lead to comprehensive immigration reform.

“We’re just tired of what’s going on with immigration. You know the issue has always been kicked down the can for many years and it’s time to do something. It’s time to bring safety to our American people. It’s time to bring a permanent solution for DACA. I think this is the perfect time to have all parties come together.”

Yanez said he just wants to see both President Trump and the country succeed in securing immigration policy that keeps the country safe.

“The president is living up to his moral duties which is to protect this country,” Yanez explained. “He has every right to ask for border security.”

Yanez hopes that a deal can be struck along the lines of the proposals made by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham has proposed that the GOP negotiate a deal with Democrats that would secure both border funding and protections for DACA recipients that could lead down a pathway for citizenship.

“I’m very optimistic,” Yanez said. “I think if both parties come together, it will be a huge win for the American people and it will be a huge win for the president.”

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I. Chin
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Noble sentiments Mr. Yanez. But
1. it’s NOT YOUR COUNTRY and will not be until you and your parents become citizens OR resident aliens. You may have heard there’s actually a LEGAL process for that.
2. While I agree with your sentiments, isn’t it absolutely SELFISH of you to advocate for a wall, now that you’re on the “safe” side? For now, anyway.

Phoenix
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I’m pretty sure wall funding for DACA has been discussed in the past. The president said outright it isn’t going to happen.

Phyllis Softa
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Your 2 down votes apparently missed Trump backing out of his deal with Chuck and Nancy. It did not meet with Stephen Miller’s approval.

Phoenix
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Not frequent readers then either – there was an article on IJR about it.

It WOULD be a good compromise. But i think the president wants to handle DACA separately. I am also not confident Schumer/Pelosi would take a good deal so… there’s that too.

I. Chin
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Phil, or whoever you really are. You’ve tried to attack me for using a handle. I notice you’ve NEVER mentioned Phoenix’s use of a handle.

Hypocrite much? Your programmers need to try harder.

Phoenix
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Hey, don’t bring me into this! 🙂

WellHungChad
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Trump HAS said that DACA is on the table! The only thing he won’t accept is excluding the wall before talks begin as Pelosi refuses to discuss.

Reagan granted amnest for illegals on the promise that congress would hold up their end of the bargain increasing border security. They didn’t! Surely Trump doesn’t want to make that mistake again. The wall isn’t to protect us from illegal border crossers! It’s to protect us from politicians who won’t support our immigration laws!!

I. Chin
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It’s too bad the Dims threw the DACAs under the bus, once it became apparent they were of little leverage.

In fairness, Trump might offer them “resident alien” status, pending process, as a bargaining chip, but it’s unlikely that the Dims will accept it. No utility for them.

FYI, I actually gave you an upvote because it’s accurate and true. Not that such things matter except to bitter, Russian bots.

Phoenix
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Yeah, the Pelosi/Schumer really have handled this horribly and now they are going to now lose on all fronts.

I. Chin
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Maybe, maybe not. Just as with the shutdown, either or both sides can fumble.

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