Skip to comments.Mr. President: U.S. Latinos Respect the Constitution, Too
Posted on 06/16/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Obama can rewrite U.S. immigration policy all by himself. Who knew?
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The administrations policy will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants: they will avoid deportation and be eligible for work permits if they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, are younger than 30, and have been in the country for at least five continuous years.
This president has continually lied to people with my skin color and surname. Im angry that he thinks me and other Latino-Americans too stupid to see this for what it is election-year politics. Im further upset that he is attempting to divert my attention from the most important issue facing my children: the state of the U.S. economy.
Our forebears came here in search of the economic freedom that had been taken from them in their leftist countries of origin. Yet under President Obamas leadership, America is approaching the very thing my grandmother fled. The May jobs numbers spelled bad news for all Americans; whites and African-Americans were just as disgusted when the figures revealed that Hispanics were hit especially hard. (In May alone, the Hispanic unemployment rate soared from 10.3% to 11%.)
The last thing on my mind: trying to figure out how illegal immigrants can find work.
Id prefer my president focus on putting Americans back to work once we have full employment here, then we can turn our attention to helping the world. But thats not President Obamas way: hes a citizen of the world, and I fear his collectivist mentality prevents him from taking care of business at home first.
Mr. Obama is supposedly well ahead of Mitt Romney within the Latino community, so why would he make this play? Likely, he did this because he isnt as solid with Latinos as the mainstream press has presented him as being. At the start of 2010, the president enjoyed support from 69% of Hispanics, yet by October 2010 that figure hit 55%. The Democrats had taken the Latino vote for granted, which contributed to the historic 2010 shellacking. As of today, the president still hasnt delivered on his 2008 promises of legal and illegal immigration reform, and he has reportedly deported over a million illegals double George W. Bushs total.
Obamas crackdown was likely payback to his union supporters, who dont like illegals very much: the sentiment was expressed long ago by Cesar Chavez, who famously referred to illegals as human contraband in congressional testimony. But when the Latino community cried foul over the deportations and the press got wind, the deportations stopped.
When polls ask who Latinos like, Romney or Obama, Obama wins hands-down. But the numbers from 2010 and I suspect the current internals for the Obama campaign show that like isnt enough to get Latinos to the polls right now.
Latino groups were fighting mad at the president in the 2010 midterms. They actually took Obama at his word when he promised to address immigration issues in 2008. But it took a backseat to his stimulus spending, and then took a backseat to his Obamacare fight. When confronted, he claimed :
I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce.
I laugh when liberals try to convince me of George W. Bushs supposed imperialism and lawlessness. And I have news for our president: not all Latinos are ignorant of the law; in fact, we American Latinos cherish our nation of laws. Some of us have studied our countries of origin, and now recognize when narcissistic thugs who sport the title president make unilateral decisions contradictory to established law or even their own prior claims.
I caution Mr. Obama not to believe the cover of Time magazine featuring illegals that arrogantly proclaims: We are Americans. Just not legally. It takes more to be an American than simply declaring yourself one.
The people of the world do not have a right to be an American. There is a process, as cumbersome as it is, to achieve that goal. It is my hope that legal U.S. Latinos will insist that the process of legal immigration be streamlined, while simultaneously insisting on the rule of law in the interim.
Legal Latinos value the rule of law as codified in the Constitution. Its part of being an American.
"Latinos are Republicans. They just don't know it yet." (Ronald Reagan)
Many naturalized citizens feel the same way. A very good friend and fellow Air Force retiree feels the same way as Daniel Sosa. Bless them both.
With the exception of my 6th great grandfather, John Carpenter (a neighbor, close associate, friend and revolutionary brother in arms of one George Washington) in my paternal grandmother Robinsons family, my other English and German ancestors waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.
My wife’s English and Irish ancestors also waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.
There they were deloused, given a cursory medical exam, interrogated, their immigration papers checked and, with just what they were able to carry, took the ferry to the mainland to begin their lives as “Americans.” Those who did not have a complete grasp of English soon undertook formal and informal of the native language and the rest, as they say, is history.
That’s how it USED TO BE DONE.
The 14th Amendment, INTENDED by the drafters to ONLY grant citizenship to emancipated slaves by overturning the Dred Scott decision, has been tortured beyond recognition by the radical left to also include so-called “anchor babies” born to Latinas who stroll across the border to download junior HERE to bypass all the normal immigration processes described above. As an intern in a San Diego ER, my late niece caught many of those babies as part of her OB/GYN training.
By executive fiat, today Obama just took the first step to COMPLETELY open our borders (trust me, it is the first step only!) His action makes FOOLS of those who, like our great-great grandparents, played by the rules. It also makes fools of those waiting in those overseas lines to come here THE RIGHT WAY!!!
A wag declared that a nation without borders is NOT A NATION!!
A Latino “immigration lawyer” on FNN this morning said that if Congress doesn’t like it, they can change the law. He went on to say “THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS.” Sadly, he’s right. But if these clowns on Jenkins’ Hill think those latinos (legal and illegal) are going to vote for the GOP, they should be careful to not let their minds wander: They’re too small to be out alone.
Not that it would do any good, I called my congresscritters’ (202-224-3121) this morning to ask when they plan to offer Articles of Impeachment for this, the Law of the Seas Treaty, the activities of Holder, et al, the waste of taxpayer bucks on the green jobs idiocy, etc., etc. I’ll spare you the entire list as it runs to a few hundred pages. If impeachment is not their plan, I asked them to have the decency to RESIGN as the first branch of this government is clearly no longer needed and Obama could use the bucks saved to help buy the coming “election” or perhaps resume his taxpayer funded World Tour.
Bottom line? If you are STILL unconvinced that this guy is a clear and present danger to YOUR way of life, you probably live in a refrigerator crate behind a vacant warehouse. And if that is NOT your current living condition, re-elect this guy and it shortly will be.
Latinos have seen the hell of dictatorships. They feld the poverty and danger of this mentality to the US. Many are too stupid and uneducated to even know why they came from poverty and war.
Have Cubans have risked their lives in leaky boats in order to become "purchased" by a big government overlord? Have Mexican citizens endured being packed in vehicles, or risked dying in the desert in order to become indebted to an ideology and an individual who disrepects and finds a way around America's Constitutional rules for legislation to protect them once they get here?
Dividing and conquering is a tool of tyrants.
Bringing individuals together around a common passion for individual liberty, a "People's" government whose Constitution strictly divides, separates, limits, and checks and balances the powers those "People" grant to their elected representatives in government is the philosophy upon which America was formed. Thomas Jefferson, the Author of the Declaration of Independence, said that it was an expression of "the American mind" of 1776.
As American citizens, we need to rediscover the ideas and principles underlying that Declaration and Constitution, come together around them, and firmly reject anyone arrogant enough to attempt to impose upon that great edifice of liberty an ideology which separates, divides, and classifies us in order to break the "chains" (Jefferson) of that Constitution which were intended to "bind them down from mischief."
Barack Obama's message to Hispanics
waiting to emigrate to the USA legally.
There already is a law. The illegals are in violation of it. That's why they are called ILLEGAL!
What he should have said: "If Congress doesnt like it, they can impeach Obama."
On the other hand, I guess they could just pass a law making it against the law to violate the existing law.
Or maybe issue a strongly worded objection.
Or, as usual, do nothing.
Its a narrow minded, simplistic and, frankly, a bigoted point of view.
Yeah, that’s the ticket. A law making it against the law to violate the law. It’s a land shark’s dream come true.
I think Congress has finished rearranging the deck chairs on the USSR Obama.
“rewrite U.S. immigration policy all by himself.”
Leftist aka progressive prez bo did not rewrite immigration policy. He simply stated the US immigration people. Would no longer enforce immigration law. Again we see a leftist aka progressives elected public employee openly stating they will no do their job.
may I say.......right on
Der Fuehrer hat gesprochen.