David Bennion (Lawyer for Dream 30) Blames Entire Immigration Problems on Obama While Shifting Praise To MormonsSaturday, October 12th, 2013
I was really happy when Senator Harry Reid blasted Mitt Romney in September of last year when he said:
Mitt Romney ‘Sullied’ Mormonism, Isn’t The Face Of The Religion
First a bit of background: David Bennion has been helping Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna Lal for quite some time via the DreamActivist.org and now the National Immigration Youth Alliance (NIYA) with regard to the DREAM 30.
Bennion brought religion into politics when he wrote an oped with regard to What Gentle Mormon Radicals Can Teach Us Immigrant Rights in 2011, but I have yet to discover an oped penned by Bennion with regard to Mitt Romney’s self deportation ideas when he received advice from Kris Kobach.
For the record, according to the New York Times, Mitt Romney was the highest-ranking Mormon leader in Boston, so as you can see I am interested in finding out why Bennion did not vocally oppose Romney’s self deportation views the way he expresses his opposition against the current Obama administration. It could be Bennion chose to turn a blind eye to Romney/Kobach 2012 policies because of the Bennion family ties to Mitt Romney, and I have no choice but to question his lack of objective thinking. Personally I believe Bennion is guiding immigrants down the wrong road with his views on open borders – particularly when no Republican representative will support it. It is not a reasonable solution given the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans.
Before we go into what Mormons can teach us on immigrant rights … it is important to note that all 3 Republican Mormon Utah Congressmen did not vote for the DREAM Act in 2010.
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Jason Chaffettz
Rep. Jim Matheson
All three Utah House of Representatives above did not support a humane law to children and students in 2010 — yet all were Mormon. Where were the “gentle Mormon radicals” at? We know that we have a good one giving a humane image and who lives in Nevada via Sen. Harry Reid but right is right and wrong is wrong. Were Reps. Bishop, Chaffettz, Matheson appealing to the mostly Anglo population in Utah instead of doing the right thing? We all know that Latinos rocked the vote for Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada where a strong Latin population exists.
It is important to note that Mormons are not the only ones who believe “that we are all brothers and sisters before God.” Catholics believe we are, too. One has to wonder why Bennion highlights the Mormon religion considering he used to be one. But what I really wonder about is David’s views with regard to Manifest Destiny — a literary piece written by his father who teaches at Brigham Young University that appeared to romanticize the westward conquest and the Bennion European strength of conquering lands of the natives.
Of course, it is easier for Bennion to blame everything on Obama, but here is what Obama should not get blamed for:
- At least 1/2 of the deported immigrants under his administration because Americans typically do not want the real criminal element back in our Nation.
- A percentage of those who were deported ought to be attributed to Chris Crane (ICE Union Boss) for failing to carry out Presidential directives. This is where we need to see AFLCIO and AFGE step in and decertify the ICE union for obvious dereliction of duty. More importantly, Chris Crane is receiving the same advice and tactics Mitt Romney did since Kris Kobach is the legal architect behind many of these anti-immigrant laws. Question is: What percentage of 2 million – approximately 1 million are attributed to Chris Crane?
Here are some more questions for David Bennion:
- Does he support all 1.7 million deported immigrants to come back, too, the way DreamActivist and NIYA do?
- Does he attribute any of the blame to Chris Crane (ICE UNION BOSS) who is failing to carry out Presidential directives?
Inquiring minds wanna know.