Skip to comments.W.H. blames Congress for record deportations
Posted on 01/31/2013 1:59:35 PM PST by Sub-Driver
W.H. blames Congress for record deportations
By DONOVAN SLACK | 1/31/13 2:15 PM EST
White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Muñoz on Thursday blamed Congress for the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama administration.
Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, asked Muñoz during a Google+ Hangout how President Obama feels about deporting 1.5 million illegal immigrants since taking office.
"The governments job is to do what Congress tells it to do," Muñoz replied. "Congress, under the immigration laws that we've got now, Congress requires us to remove people who are removable and gives DHS, frankly, a whole lot of resources to do that job. DHSs job is to make sure they make the best possible decisions on how they use those resources."
She said the Department of Homeland Security has tried to prioritize whom it goes after, for example those convicted of crimes, but at the end of the day, Congress needs to pass immigration reform.
"We all understand we are enforcing and implementing a system which is broken, and our primary job here is to fix it and that requires the Congress of the United States," Muñoz said. "Thats something we've been trying to get Congress to do for four years, and our moment has come... We have to drive it home and make sure we get to an outcome."
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Well, since this admin never does anything, they’ve got to blame someone....
When he's in town, it's golf.
Otherwise, vacation trips.
I'm leaning towards THANKING them!
Who is “Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant,” ‘s empoyer? He is illegal and yet he openly writes about the plight of the “undocumented”. In the news all the time. Why don’t they go after his employer?
0bama was skeet shooting at the time. Michelle is going on The View to talk about her low-calorie skeet recipes next week.
a lot of lying mostly.
Wow! The President is “forced” to enforce laws made by Congress! Who knew?
I thought Hussein was proud of these deportations.
does king obama take responsibility for anything? He only takes credit, never blame. I have three year old granddaughter the same way. Equivalent maturity level? Ya’ think?
375,000 a year is a drop in the bucket. How many of those were back across the river the next day and how many anchor babies were signed up for welfare during that time? I blame Congress, too only that they haven’t done enough.
He is not an "undocumented immigrant." He is an illegal alien. If my house burned down and I lost my birth certificate, my Social Security card and my discharge papers, I'd be "undocumented." However, I wouldn't be illegal. Let's call things by their right names.
“The governments job is to do what Congress tells it to do,”
Is this one of those spoof web sites?
And yet just last week the WH was bragging about how the borders had been fixed and there were fewer illegals in the country that there had been in years - their story literally changes by the minute depending on whom they’re talking to and what they’re trying to sell.....