“Surprise. You were brought here as a baby.”
The folks at “Saturday Night Live” has not let the Trump administration skate by without some satire pointing out the government’s shortcoming. Whether it was Alec Baldwin impersonating President Trump after a scandalous tweet or questionable comment to making fun of bigotry that sometimes shows itself in the administration. The latest jab at the trump administration comes by way of The Game of Life: DACA Edition. Melissa Villaseñor is the one who draws the card of Dreamer while her friends are either having twins, going to law school or becoming rock stars. The sketch shows the frustration that so many DACA recipients face.
“Only Dreamers get to jump through bureaucratic hoops, duck from ICE officers and work three jobs just to get by,” the narrator says when Villaseñor draws the Dreamer card.
Towards the end of the sketch, Villaseñor is left trying to figure out how to get the money for a lawyer that will help her get a job permit to work to make money. The feeling of hopelessness and defeat is a common theme in the Dreamer narrative.
Some people on Twitter are applauding the sketch for its truthful depiction of navigating life as a DACA recipient.
Holy ?! The Game of Life DACA Edition
Wow. Well done #SNL — an apt indictment of this administration.
— LKNWoman: human ??❄️ (@LKNWoman) April 8, 2018
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Others aren’t as amused since real people have to deal with the issued joked about in the sketch.
This #SNL skit about The Game Of Life: DACA Edition just made me incredibly sad. This is not a joke. These are people’s real lives.
— Mayra (@MayraTweeets) April 8, 2018
The Game of Life: DACA Edition included mentions to President Trump’s tweets, the border wall and the surprise of discovering that you are undocumented.
Real DACA recipients have commented on seeing their story in a SNL sketch.
I just watched this as I'm waiting to get my number called to get my biometrics done to receive my DACA approval. So I can resume working for the next two years. #DACA #Heretostay #SNL #dreamershttps://t.co/79uuQqnGd9
— Super Cute Kitty Babies (@aeroform) April 9, 2018
All DACA recipients should be aware that they can currently renew their DACA status. Courts have blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end DACA. This allows all DACA recipients to renew their status.
Overall, the sketch confirmed with some people that DACA recipients are some of the hardest working people.
— Sandy (@_Ms_Luz_) April 9, 2018
Way to go, SNL.