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Obamnesty First, Security Second?
IBD Editorials ^ | June 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 06/21/2010 5:24:13 PM PDT by Kaslin

Immigration: The president tells a border state U.S. senator that if we beef up border protection Democrats will lose the bargaining chip for comprehensive immigration reform. Forget national sovereignty — sue Arizona!

As the Obama administration prepares to sue the state of Arizona to block its copycat enforcement of federal immigration law, Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl reveals that in a private meeting President Obama put his party's agenda above the nation's sovereignty.

Last Friday, Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting:

"I met with the president in the Oval Office (regarding securing the southern border with Mexico)," Kyl said, "just the two of us . .. here's what the president said. 'The problem is,' he said, 'If we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.'"

If we secure the border? The nation's security is a bargaining chip for politically motivated legislation with political consequences?

Every nation has a right to protect its borders, and our commander in chief has a duty to protect ours. Refusal to do so for political reasons is unconscionable. Our border states should not remain exposed to the escalating violence of a Mexican drug war that has already claimed the life of one Arizona rancher.

The murderers of Robert Krentz escaped to a protected pronghorn antelope area that the Interior Department of Secretary Ken Salazar had placed off limits to U.S. border patrol agents in order to protect endangered species.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 287g; aliens; arizona; az; border; brewer; dhs; doi; homelandsecurity; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigratio; immigration; interior; interiordept; janbrewer; janetnapolitano; jonkyl; kensalazar; kissmyaz; krentz; kyl; obama; obamnesty; obamnestyaliens; phoenix; praisingarizona; robertkrentz; salazar; sb1070; standwitharizona; statesrights; teaparty

1 posted on 06/21/2010 5:24:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“As the Obama administration prepares to sue the state of Arizona to block its copycat enforcement of federal immigration law, Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl reveals that in a private meeting President Obama put his party’s agenda above the nation’s sovereignty.

Last Friday, Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting:

“I met with the president in the Oval Office (regarding securing the southern border with Mexico),” Kyl said, “just the two of us . .. here’s what the president said. ‘The problem is,’ he said, ‘If we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Obama finally f’ed up.

Sadly, I don’t trust Kyl to stay with it.


2 posted on 06/21/2010 5:26:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Kaslin

Personally I think it means Amnesty first, then cave in to La Raza on that pesky security thing.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 5:33:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He should. I believe Senator Kyl before I believe the administration


4 posted on 06/21/2010 5:35:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I would believe Charles Manson before this administration ;-)


5 posted on 06/21/2010 5:36:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Kaslin

If I were Kyl I would have told Obama that I don’t trust him enough to make such a deal.


6 posted on 06/21/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; ...

Ping


7 posted on 06/21/2010 6:39:18 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22
This is one of those obvious facts that the media keeps ignoring. The government should actually enforce the law?

But, but, but...

8 posted on 06/21/2010 7:01:47 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: cripplecreek
If I were Kyl I would have told Obama that I don’t trust him enough to make such a deal.

Maybe I misread it, but I didn't see any offer of a deal. He merely explained why he won't protect the border.

9 posted on 06/21/2010 8:31:14 PM PDT by Steve1789 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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To: SouthTexas
This is one of those obvious facts that the media keeps ignoring. The government should actually enforce the law?

Cheerleaders aren't allowed to criticize. You know that.

10 posted on 06/21/2010 8:33:08 PM PDT by Steve1789 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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Dennis Miller’s radio show gives out Diamondback tickets to support Arizona.

Miller also does incisive conservative commentary in guest shots on O’Reilly.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 8:17:41 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: SouthTexas

Obama is supposed to Protect and Defend. All he does is Deflect and Pretend,


12 posted on 06/22/2010 8:33:20 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Kaslin

“People in the southern part of the state are not safe in their homes,” Mr. McCain said repeatedly, to the sound of applause.

(Pls don’t believe these idiots that would like you to believe that the security situation hasn’t deteriorated here. They can cite all the statistics they want, they don’t mean a thing. I left in 1998 and returned in 2007. There’s no comparison. Since 2007 things have gotten much worse. Everyone here in the Valley of the Sun knows that you used to be able to get in your car and drive to Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) and not be afraid. We can’t do that anymore. It’s just not right that Obama is playing with our lives. In fact it’s sinful.)


13 posted on 06/22/2010 9:01:15 AM PDT by rosettasister
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To: Kaslin
"I met with the president in the Oval Office (regarding securing the southern border with Mexico)," Kyl said, "just the two of us . .. here's what the president said. 'The problem is,' he said, 'If we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.'"

The problem is...that if we agree to support immigration reform, there's no reason for Obammy to support secure borders.

14 posted on 06/22/2010 9:34:10 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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