Change That Doesn’t Happen: Obama Continues Bush Illegals Policies

Oh, the pain at the New York Times today. They aren’t quite sure how to spin the story, but, they give it the old Manhattan cocktail circuit try

After early pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush administration’s tough policy on immigration enforcement, his administration is pursuing an aggressive strategy for an illegal-immigration crackdown that relies significantly on programs started by his predecessor.

A recent blitz of measures has antagonized immigrant groups and many of Mr. Obama’s Hispanic supporters, who have opened a national campaign against them, including small street protests in New York and Los Angeles last week.

The administration recently undertook audits of employee paperwork at hundreds of businesses, expanded a program to verify worker immigration status that has been widely criticized as flawed, bolstered a program of cooperation between federal and local law enforcement agencies, and rejected proposals for legally binding rules governing conditions in immigration detention centers.

Fantastic. Another case of George W. Obama annoying more of the brain dead zombies who voted for him. Of course, every pledge/promise from Dear Leader has an expiration date. Apparently, those who wanted illegals legalized didn’t get the memo.

But, what could be causing this?

“We are expanding enforcement, but I think in the right way,” Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said in an interview.

Ms. Napolitano and other administration officials argue that no-nonsense immigration enforcement is necessary to persuade American voters to accept legislation that would give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, a measure they say Mr. Obama still hopes to advance late this year or early next.

So, first of all, we learn that what Bush was doing was the right way to do it, since the Obama verwaltung is doing the same thing Bush did. Bush is vindicated yet again!

Second, I suspect that Ms. Napolitano may meet the White House woodshed shortly for letting the cat out of the bag regarding why the Bush era illegals policies are not only being kept in place, but expanded. Somehow, though, I suspect the American population will not say “hey, the policies are working great to stop the illegals. Let’s make the rest American citizens.” Instead, I expect the conversation to go something like “awesome! Barry is continuing to get rid of the illegals. Let’s expand the program and send as many as possible back to their home countries.”

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