Obama Claims Illegal Alien Enforcement Isn’t Smart
I wonder if Obama will jump in on the latest Alec Baldwin controversy, where the NYPD stopped him for going the wrong way on his bicycle and they were going to ticket him. That’s right. Ticket him. Supposedly, he got snappy and they arrested him. I’d be ticked if I was going to get a ticket for riding a bicycle, too. But, hey, in Obama’s world, law enforcement should ignore most illegals. You can call them undocumenteds, if you want. Either way, no matter what phrase you use, it all means “they shouldn’t be here”
(Daily Caller) Enforcing immigration law “isn’t smart,” President Barack Obama told law enforcement officials Tuesday, just one day after the public learned he had released 36,007 illegal-immigrant murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals into the nation’s communities.
Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nation’s laws.
“You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families,” Obama said.
“That’s just not a good use of our resources. It’s not smart. It doesn’t make sense,” said Obama, who has already directed immigration police to minimize enforcement of illegal living far from the border.
How does law enforcement know they aren’t causing any trouble if those tasked with enforcing the laws of their city, county, state, and the U.S. fail to investigate? Is speeding really “causing trouble”? Why, yes, yes it is, because it is The Law. What if those speeding are just trying to get to work and make a living for their family? By Obama’s reckoning, law enforcement should leave them alone. How about those fishing without a license? Are they really causing trouble? Perhaps we should just do away with Fish and Wildlife, at the state and federal levels. It’s just not a good use of our resources. Perhaps OSHA should leave companies alone. Not show up at companies and look around, interfering with operations. It’s not smart. And, hey, the IRS? It doesn’t make sense that they would audit good people without proof of illegal activities.
The statement will likely spur concerns among Republicans and the public that Obama can’t be trusted to implement the enforcement features of any immigration compromise.
I wish that was so. There are still enough fools within the GOP, especially the elected and establishment Republicans who will push for some sort of “it’s not amnesty!!!!!!” amnesty with all sorts of “triggers” that Obama will fail to uphold.
Obama’s call to end the enforcement of immigration law came during a staged event at the White House. The purpose was to stimulate his supporters’ declining interest in the largely defunct and unpopular 18-month campaign to sharply increase the inflow of immigrants and guest-workers. Obama needs to keep the issue boiling to boost turnout by Latinos in November.
Again with the campaigning. I’d say he’s given up on Doing President, but, then, his entire time in office has simply been one long campaign event, rather than bellying up to the bar and doing the job.
The illegals “are folks who are woven into the fabrics of our communities,” he said. ”Their kids are going to school with our kids. Most of them are not making trouble; most of them are not causing crimes. And yet, we put them in this tenuous position, and it creates a situation in which your personnel, who have got to go after gang-bangers and need to be going after violent criminals and deal with the whole range of challenges, and who have to cooperate with [the federal government] around our counterterrorism activities.”
See? It’s our fault, those of us who are legal U.S. citizens. The fact is that most of these illegals, and their anchor baby children, mostly fail to integrate into American society. They so often refuse to learn English. They demand that Everyone Else accommodate them. They demand driver’s licenses. That everything is in Spanish. That the government provide services and money to them. That they receive in-state tuition. But, hey, they’re minor law breakers, like, say, people who blow off stop signs and stop lights, so, no big deal. Until someone is coming at the intersection and an accident occurs. Till an ER is closed. And a U.S. citizen’s life is ruined through stealing identity. Lost jobs. Depressed wages. Kids can’t learn because illegals/anchor babies can barely speak the language. Take up resources such as food stamps and welfare. And all the other problems illegals cause.