First President Barack Obama violated federal law by instructing the feds to not enforce federal immigration laws. Then Obama violates the Constitution with bypassing Congress to create law with the DREAM Act.
His goal was achieved as he overwhelmingly won the Hispanic vote, which we all knew was his purpose all along. Now the Hispanics are following the only logical course there is to follow and that is to demand that Obama extend amnesty to the more than 11 million illegal aliens here in the U.S.
A Hispanic advocacy group by the name of United We Dream, believes that Obama and Congress owe them amnesty and citizenship. Cristina Jimenez, an illegal from Ecuador and director of the group stated:
“[President Barack Obama and Congress] need to come together to deliver change on immigration policy, and by that we mean … a roadmap to citizenship for our parents and communities.”
Lorella Praili, policy director for the group added:
“Deporting members of our community is irresponsible and unacceptable.”
EXCUSE ME? They violate federal immigration laws and then tell us that if we try to enforce those laws that it is irresponsible and unacceptable?
My father-in-law came here as a legal immigrant and before he died, we had several discussions about illegals and their status and he told me it was an affront to him and all other legal immigrants who abided by federal law. He told me that if they want to stay in the United States that they should follow the same legal path that he and the others took.
I also have a number of friends that are legal immigrants. One family came here from South Africa to escape the racial issues and violent crimes. They were devastated when they found out that their immigration requests were granted but that their teenage daughter’s was not. One of the issues in South Africa they were trying to escape was a high rate of blacks raping whites. They had no alternative but to leave their daughter with relatives while they came to America. It took an additional two years before their daughter was finally granted permission to join them.
When I asked them how they felt about the DREAM Act and what Obama was doing, they said that they were offended and outraged. It took them years and thousands of dollars for their entire family to come to this country legally. They believe that every person that comes to this country illegally should be arrested, charged with a federal felony for violating immigration law and then deported back to their home countries. These are their words, not mine, but I whole-heartedly agree.
Now, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner has said that he is open to revamping immigration laws this next year. In a statement to the media, Boehner said:
“It is important for us to secure our borders and to enforce our laws. … [And] I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”
What makes Boehner believe that Obama will do anything to secure our borders? Why have states like Arizona passed immigration laws to protect themselves? It’s because Obama won’t. Just a thought, but Obama’s administration has approved of a number of governmental appointees in the new Libya, one of which is an Al Qaeda operative who was placed in charge of Libya’s borders.
But other House Republicans are not ready to make such promises. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to Boehner’s proclamation:
“I’m concerned that Speaker Boehner is getting ahead of House Republicans when he commits to getting a ‘comprehensive approach’ to immigration taken care of ‘once and for all.’”
“There’s been zero discussion of this issue within the conference, and I’m urging the Speaker to talk with House Republicans before making pledges on the national news. The first thing we need is for President Obama to finally enforce current immigration law and strengthen our borders. To take up any other agenda is bad policy for the American people and bad politics for Republicans. The Speaker needs to pull back on this issue and stop negotiating in public.”
Thursday night after Boehner made his promise to compromise, one of the local news stations from his home town of Cincinnati conducted a poll asking if Boehner should remain as the Speaker of the House. The last I saw, the vote was 44% yes and 56% said no, Boehner should be replaced as Speaker, and this was from his own support base.
So here is my opinion, like it or not!
First of all, the House Republicans need to replace Boehner with someone like Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. I know Ryan is not about to start caving in to Obama’s demands.
Secondly, every person that is in the U.S. illegally, needs to be deported back to their home country and we should bill their home countries for the cost of deportation. A record should be kept of all illegals and if any of them return illegally, then they should be arrested, charged with a felony and jailed. America has to take strong drastic measure to secure our borders and send a message to the rest of the world that they will be severely punished for crossing our borders illegally.
Third, I would bring our troops home from Afghanistan and other Arab nations that hate our guts and place them along the US borders – south and north. Instead of our men and women defending the borders of other nations, have them defend our own borders for a change.
Some have told me that my views are harsh. My reply is that I am only trying to uphold the laws of our nation and secure our borders. I’m also tired of seeing the negative impact that illegals have had on our nation and our communities. I‘ve seen numerous small towns lose the only hospital or urgent care facility for miles around because they can no longer afford to provide all of the free medical to illegals that the federal government forces them to do. I’ve seen entire neighborhoods overrun with crime and vandalism once illegals start to move in. I lived in one of those neighborhoods. I’ve also seen how unemployment actually drops once tough immigration laws have been passed like in Alabama.
The other thing that irks the heck out of me is when people from other countries flee their country because they don’t like the conditions there. So they come and start turning America into the country they fled from and demand the right to do so. I say if they don’t like America the way it is, then they shouldn’t have come here in the first place.
So now you know where I stand on immigration. Zero tolerance – enforce our laws – protect our borders – prosecute violators.