DACA 101: Online threats may lead to deportation



A Texas tweet storm is brewing over the detention of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) recipient in San Antonio.

Sergio “Mapache” Salazar-Gonzalez, a beneficiary of Barack Obama’s DACA , was detained after participating in a protest outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

Law enforcement sources told the San Antonio Express-News that Salazar-Gonzalez is the subject of scrutiny by the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force following an intelligence referral by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Specifically, the 18-year-old is being looked at for online postings purported to threaten ICE, as well as instructional videos on how to make weapons.

But those aren’t enough red flags for Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-San Antonio. The congressman who regularly tweets his disdain at the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws is trying to spring the young anti-ICE activist from custody.

“While differing with both some of his political views and methods, I fully support his right to dissent without being targeted by the Trump Administration,” Doggett declared.

Disregarding law enforcement’s legitimate security concerns, Doggett complained to ICE about “confusion” over the FBI inquiring into the young activist’s activities. What’s confusing about that?

The real confusion is in the mind of a politician unwilling to wait for answers. That Salazar-Gonzalez had his DACA renewal petition denied and could face deportation proceedings are strong indications that something isn’t right with his status.

We understand it’s election season, and Rep. Doggett is playing to the base of his deep-blue district. But like so many open-borders enthusiasts on Capitol Hill, he would better serve his constituents and the country by not jumping to conclusions or assuming the worst about law enforcement.

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

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    I AM SICK OF THESE ILLEGALS IN MINNESOTA, WHO ARE FILLING UP OUR APARTMENTS. OUR NEW DEMOCRAT GOV RUNNING FOR OFFICE, AND RUNNING ATTORNEY GENERAL ,KEITH ELLISON, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATS AND MUSLIM …WENT TO THE MUSLIM EVENT AND TAXPAYERS PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR THE EVENT…IF THEY WIN THIS ELECTION, MINNESOTA IS IN TROUBLE WITH MUSLIMS, THEY ARE COMING TO OUR STATE. GETTING INTO GOV AND BURKAS EVERYWHERE…THEY ARE NOW COMING TO CITIES, WHERE WHITES MOVED TO WOODBURY, COTTAGE GROVE, ETC.THEY CRIME IN MINNEAPOLIS IS GETTING WORSE EVERYDAY….MUSLIM CLAIM THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE USA, I BELIEVE IT….JUST LOOK AT BRITIAN, LOSING FREEDOM OF SPEECH, IT HAS STARTED IN THE USA ALREADY, I HOPE EVERYONE RECOGNIZES THE PATTERN..JAYDA, PAUL AND TOMMY ROBBINSON HAVE BEEN PUT IN PRISON FOR TRYING TO TAKE BACK THEIR NATION, I HAVE BEEN KICKED OFF FACEBOOK AGAIN FOR THIRTY DAYS , AND THEY HAVE NOT TOLD ME WHAT I POSTED. THEY SPAMMED LARA TRUMP NEWS WEEK SEVERAL TIMES FROM POSTING….THIS IS LOSING FREEDOM OF SPEECH…..THE DEMOCRATS….SCREAM RACIST, WHITE SPREMACY, PROTESTS, ETC. MAKE PROBLEMS FOR OUT GREAT PRESIDENT AND THE FOCUS IS TAKEN OFF …OBAMA AND HIS CRONIES AND THEY NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISON FOR TREASON FOR BRINGING IN MUSLIMS WHO WILL OVERTHROW OUR GOV…..THEIR RELIGION AND GOV ARE ONE…..THEY HAVE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND CAIR AND NEEDS TO ARREST THE LEADERS OF THIS GROUP FOR THEY WILL LEAD TO CHAOS IN THE USA…..THEY GIVE ALEGIANCE TO ISLAM……WE WANT THESE ILLEGALS GONE FROM THE USA AND BRING IN THE WHITES IN AFRICA WHO ARE BEING MURDERED AND TAKEN THEIR HOMES FROM THEM….TOO MANY BLACKS/AFRICA AND MUSLIMS ARE ENTERING OUR NATION THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A DEMOCRAT VOTE….AND TAKE OVER THE USA…..THEY HAVE GOTTEN INTO FOOTBALL, WHO WANT TO WATCH THEM AND WHERE ARE THEY FROM ANYWAY…..THEY GET THE FREE EDUCATION AND ARE DENTIST, DR. LAWYERS ETC. AND USE OUR LAWS AGAINST US…..OUR IMMIGRATION NATIONALITY ACT…PUBLIC LAW…414…CHAPTER 2 SECTION 212 PROHIBITS THEM FROM ENTRY INTO THE USA…TELL ME HOW THEY ARE GETTING INTO GOV….THEY SURE ARE IN THE USA….REMEMBER THE MAYOR OF LONDON FROM PAKISTAN AND THE MESS IT HAS WITH MUSLIMS….DO NOT GIVE THEM CITIZENSHIP AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE…JUST GREEN CARD…THANK YOU FOR SHARING….

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      PEGGY ,
      YOU ARE DEAS RIGHT. THE MUSLIMS ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER THE USA. TRUMP IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO WILL TRY TO STOP. THEM.
      THEIR QURAN (BIBLE) SAYS “GO FORTH AND KILL THE INFIDEL AND REGAIN YOU LANDS”
      IF YOU ARE CHRISTIAN OR ANY RELIGION YOU ARE AN INFIDEL ACCOURDING TO MUSLAIM.S THEY ARE HERE FOR NO GOOD AND ANYONE WHOS VOTES FOR THEM IS SIMPLY CRAZY OR REAL STUPID OR DEMOCRAT. I WOULD MOVE OUT OF MINNESOTA IF IT WERE ME.

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        Wull I'll B Danged on

        AGREE WITH PEGGY AND JEAN. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO GET THE REINS BACK IN OUR AMERICAN HANDS IS TO IGNORE “CONSTITUENT” BOUNDARIES OF POLITICIANS…..

        HOW? WELL POLITICIANS ARE LEGALLY “ELECTED” TO REFLECT/SUPPORT THE INTERESTS OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS.

        WE KNOW THOSE WHO USE THAT SHIELD FROM ARROWS BY REST OF AMERICA. THEY SUPPORT THE INVADERS. (NOT “ILLEGALS” THEY ARE INVADERS).

        SINCE THEY DEFEND THE INVADERS WHO DO ARE NOT LEGALLY THEIR CONSTITUENTS, ALL AMERICANS CAN “INVADE” THEIR “CONSTITUENT SANCTUARY” BY ATTACKING THEM WITH OPINIONS AND DEMANDS IN ALL THEIR TOWN HALLS, THEIR WEBSITES, AND ATTACKING THEIR NEWS COMMENTS.

        ONCE A POLITICIAN BOUNDED BY CONSTITUENTS STARTS SUPPORTING NON-CONSTITUENTS, THEY OPEN THE DOOR FOR ALL AMERICANS TO WORK AGAINST ALL OF THEIR POSITIONS.

        THIS IS WAR AND WE MUST FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY AND OUR BORDERS AND ALL OF OUR FOUNDING RULES AND LAWS.

        GO AFTER THESE POLITICIANS WHO HIDE BEHIND STATEMENTS THAT THEY SUPPORT THOSE WHO SENT THEM TO GOVT POSITIONS, THEIR CONSTITUENTS… BUT CLEARLY VOCALLY SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE NOT THEIR LEGAL CONSTITUENTS…. SO…. THAT IS ONE BIG WALL THEY BUSTED, LET’S FLOOD INTO THEIR “HOME” AND DESTROY THEM.

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      Veronica M Reimann on

      You will find we also need a wall on our northern borders. Canada has allowed the people from the middle east & the African continent. in their country because mostly like England that some of these countries were part of the old British empire which no longer exists. Then they hide these people till there are so many that have crossed the border into the USA that they have set up their own government. It will take our military to remove all the illegal foreign invaders into the USA. You can thank EX- president Barack H Obama for all this mess. It is what he carefully planned for the destruction of this country & the democrats where hood wink to going along with him & his smooth talk. . The unfortunate black community believed he would help them But all he did was make it worse for them. Thank God for President Trump . If we had had HRC. we all would be 1000 times worse. It is time for TERM LIMITS with no federal pensions. also if a senator or congress person is absent from congress fro 30 days no matter what ( you cannot let sentiment enter into it) he or she must step down & let the states governors choose a new Senator or congress person to fill their term. Look at Arizona. they have been without a Senator for 6 months to represent them. That is half a years salary it cost the taxpayer

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    If this was in Mexico and I was not a Mexican citizen demonstrating against the government, I would be in prison a long time. He needs to be put away for 10 years and deported as a lesson to other illegals.

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    Rep. Doggett- What is it about the word “illegal” is it that you don’t understand? I’m now fully understanding why Democrat is a chosen name for your ‘party’- it also stands for DUMB.

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    Rep. Doggett has lost the trust and faith of American citizens in San Antonio! We want you out of office as you are clearly NOT protecting San Antonio citizens!

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      Yesssssss VOTE him out in Midterm Election 🗳 problem is solve …. Those who like open border don’t care about American people …

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      IMmexicanINamerica on

      Woe brother, I believe that illegals shouldnt be here just as much as you. But to go back 200 year, they are just as human as you and your family. Everyone deserves Freedom, but hey **** ain’t a walk in the park, or cheat.

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    So, now threatening bodily harm to government LEO’s is a legitimate form of “dissent?” The Dem’s have Jumped the Shark!

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    Congressman Doggett is being irresponsible here. While feigning disgust over President Trump’s tweets, Doggett flames on with online rhetoric that goes beyond hyper-partisanship. This San Antonio Democrat may be safe in his gerrymandered seat, but his open-borders agenda undermines US security.

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    Dr. Mike Reeder on

    Great article, Bob! I just don’t get it with the leftists and democrats (the same!). The guy comes into the US illegally, does a crime and deporting him isn’t fair? Reprenentative Doggett (D-San Antonio) needs his mouth washed out with soap. This guys HAS NO RIGHTS. Just deport him immediately and let Rep. Doggettmove on to other character assassinations. Senior Gonzalez isn’t worth the time! .