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Posted on 07/02/2010 9:35:19 AM PDT by lbryce
President Barack Obama said Thursday that being American is not a matter of blood or birth, but said that no matter how decent the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. are, they should be held accountable for breaking the law.
Speaking at the American University School of International Service in Washington D.C., Obama expressed an understanding for why states would pass individual anti-illegal immigration laws, but said taking such action is ill conceived.
The president said laws, such as the one signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April, are divisive, put pressure on local law enforcement, burden state and local budgets and could potentially violate the rights of innocent American citizens and legal residents.
The Obama administration has come out against Arizonas immigration law, which requires police officers to question a persons immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. The law takes effect July 29.
Obama said Thursday that while America has always defined itself as a nation of immigrants, and while the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants come to the U.S. in search of a better life, The presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigration legally.
Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship, he said. And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.
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For what you are doing to America,laying waste this this great glorious land of ours endowed by divine countenance as shining city upon the hill, I say to you
Damn you, Obama, damn you forever in hell!
Is he suggesting he is speaking from personal experience?
For him it’s not even a state of mind.
The Mexican government encourages Mexicans living in America to vote in both nations’ elections.
Takes one to know one, huh Barry?
As Blago would say F*** him!
Weak attempt to justify his own existance!
Failure, back to his loin cloth snd spear in Kenya!
“being American is not a matter of blood or birth”
It’s sure as hell not a matter of crawling over the border illegally either!
About those Obama comments that we MUST have a guest worker program...
Obama said yesterday that we NEED a guest worker program & amnesty!)
NEW PERMANENT & TEMPORARY WORK PERMITS 160,000 PER MONTH
That is the number of PERMANENT work permits given in the form of green cards to working-age immigrants over the 12-month period.
(SOURCE: U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics)
Another quote from Obama, “The United States is not defined by its borders.”
How exactly is a nation defined except by the space it uniquely occupies?
To Obama, who has a foreigner’s point of view on our country, he is engaged in some social scientist socialist experiment.
The United States is the exception. Our liberties and freedoms are unique. We can quickly fall to third world status and civil war.
Obama is a post-American world order president. He’s a symbol of Americans willing to self destruct and cede sovereignty to some née global order.
Republicans, too, controlled by corporate interest and greed engaged in a stand down order to allow the slow invasion of our country from the southern border.
Not once has Zero or the MSM pointed out the HUGE unemployment of American citizens isnprecisely because those 10-20 million jobs are filled by illegals.
of course not...when you are not “blood” or “birthed” as an American!
Saw Globe rag big headine today at supermarket...they finally have the story about no real BC nor birth in USA for nobama...hummmmmm! gaining steam baby steam!
A nation of LEGAL immigrants! By the way, let’s see the proof that YOU are a legal American, Barrack!
I pray every day that God would deliver our country from the evil that afflicts her and give us Godly leaders. Hopefully we will get a new Congress that can start impeachment proceedings leading to a treason trial.
“For what you are doing to America,laying waste [to] this great glorious land of ours endowed by divine countenance as shining city upon the hill, I say to you Damn you, Obama, damn you forever in hell!”
Could not say it better.
Well, THAT's rather telling!
Does that mean McCain is president because being President of the USA is not a matter of votes?
> impeachment proceedings leading to a treason trial.
Can’t be a traitor if you’re not even an American.
Saboteur, non-uniformed combatant, spy, yes, but traitor, no.
put pressure on local law enforcement, burden state and local budgets
None of which would happen if the feds would do their jobs!
[Great comments, by the way!]