White House: No Matter Who You Are, Come On in Illegally. We Got Your Back

The Obama distraction tour continues. With the utter failure of the healthcare exchanges, he’s been looking for any subject that sticks. He’s flipping back and forth between immigration, the economy, and the “green” economy, to little effect. He gave a speech in friendly San Francisco, which was actually part of a fundraising tour, and here’s the WH blog post on the subject

No Matter Where You Come From, America Is a Place Where You Can Make It If You Try

In the early 1900s, more than 300,000 people passed through California’s Angel Island on their way to a new life in America, many drawn by the belief that here, anything was possible.

Today, just a few miles away at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown, President Obama said he is committed to fixing our broken immigration system to make sure we continue welcoming striving, hardworking immigrants who see America the same way many of our ancestors did when they came here generations ago — as a country where no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.

“Too often when we talk about immigration, the debate focuses on our southern border,” President Obama said. But immigrants from all over the world have put down roots in every corner of the country. In San Francisco, where the economy is one of the fastest growing in the country, 35 percent of business owners are immigrants.

“That’s the impact that our talented, hardworking immigrants can have,” he said. “That’s the difference they can make. And that’s why it’s long past time to reform an immigration system that doesn’t serve America as well as it should — because we should be doing more to unleash that potential.”

So, no matter whether you broke our immigration laws by coming across our borders illegally (it’s not just our border with Mexico, they sneak across elsewhere, too) or decided to blow off the expiration of your VISA, hey, no prob, it’s cool, Obama’s got your back. The man tasked with upholding the laws and Constitution of the USA.

I’ll write it again: our immigration system is not broken (though it could certainly use a few tweaks), our political class and bureaucracy is broken. They refuse to properly enforce the laws on the books, and even sue when some want to make it tough for illegal immigrants. We can discuss the reasons as to why they do this, but, suffice to say they do.

Obama also had an exchange with a heckler at the fundraiser. Call me skeptical, but it sure seemed like a plant moment, it was too convenient. Obama was neither peeved nor did Obama allow the heckler to be removed. And it gave him the ability to jump out with pretty smooth talking points, which he never has the capability to do without a teleprompter.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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