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Immigration Enforcement Isnít Smart, Obama Says
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:30:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Immigration Enforcement Isn’t Smart, Obama Says

Posted By Neil Munro On 4:44 PM 05/13/2014

Enforcing immigration law “isn’t smart,” President Barack Obama told law enforcement officials Tuesday, just one day after the public learned he had released 36,007 illegal-immigrant murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals into the nation’s communities.

Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nation’s laws.

“You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families,” Obama said.

“That’s just not a good use of our resources. It’s not smart. It doesn’t make sense,” said Obama, who has already directed immigration police to minimize enforcement of illegal living far from the border.

The statement will likely spur concerns among Republicans and the public that Obama can’t be trusted to implement the enforcement features of any immigration compromise.

A March 2013 Gallup poll showed that 138 million foreigners would like to settle in the United States. The total included an estimated 18 million people in China, 13 million people in Nigeria and three million people in Kenya.

Polls consistently show the public favors a stronger crackdown on employment of illegal immigrants.

On May 12, the Center for Immigration Studies released government documents showing that Obama’s deputies released foreign 36,007 foreign criminals who had committed crimes in the country, instead of deporting them.

The 88,000 convictions included 193 murders, 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 1,075 aggravated assaults, 1,160 vehicle thefts, and 16,000 convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Heck , why laws in the first place?
1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:30:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Obamacare is the "law of the land," meaning we are supposed bend over and take it.

But the immigration "law of the land" is different, because we only believe in the "law of the land" when it suits or agenda.

2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:33:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This bit of revisionism from Mr. 57 States.

He is the antithesis of what an American president should be.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

What the heck would he know about ‘smart’?................


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:37:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama wasn’t smart either, but we ended up last time with Obama vs. Obama.

The GOP needs to get itself together and advocate for America.

America. Stop sending jobs overseas. Bring back America businesses, and find a candidate who actually INSPIRES AMERICANS.

We need a real candidate.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 7:38:17 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

A pox on both their houses.. Legal and illegal Obama and Bonehead.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

spoken by an illegal immigrant


8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: txrefugee

bttt


9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:40:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver
more forward thinking form the queen of forward thinking?


10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obamacare is the "law of the land," meaning we are supposed bend over and take it.
But the immigration "law of the land" is different, because we only believe in the "law of the land" when it suits or agenda.

Abso-freeking-lutely! Where does this pecker-head get off saying we should enforce one law but disregard another? That is anarchy and he should take great care in advocating such.

11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:15 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this isn’t an impeachable offense, then nothing is. Most drug dealers, tax evaders, insider traders, and identity thieves are just quietly living their lives too .

Lets just stop enforcement of all federal laws.

Obama can’t pick and choose which laws he is going to enforce. He has sworn a solemn oath to faithfully execute all of them.

America no longer exists. We are now living in a dictatorship.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Red Badger

Envy?


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:45:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sub-Driver

It sounds as though the Kenyan is “evolving” again. Let’s only enforce the “laws” I want to enforce.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble...”

By this logic, I should be able to beat that speeding ticket. That cop should have sought to get at the root cause of my speeding, and then counseled me to find alternative outlets for those feelings, other than speeding at 10MPH over the posted limit on a virtually deserted interstate highway.

Sheesh! What happened to enforce the laws equally? This _resident is an anti-American, commie a$$clown.

I pray we can survive his dangerous idiocy.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:41 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Sub-Driver
So it must not be smart for the doors to the White House family quarters to be locked either.I mean,some "immigrant" like my self might want to come in,bunk down in a spare room,raid the fridge once in a while.....

And if I do manage to get in and am discovered I'm sure I won't be shown out.In fact,I'm sure that I'll be allowed to stay and then,after a few years,claim co-ownership of the White House.

16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:51:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Sub-Driver

Impeachable offense - right there alone!


17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:51:15 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Sub-Driver

The outrages just never stop coming from the despicable piece of trash called Obama...


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwellou)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nation’s laws.

“You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families,” Obama said.

“That’s just not a good use of our resources. It’s not smart. It doesn’t make sense,” said Obama, who has already directed immigration police to minimize enforcement of illegal living far from the border.”

Every 9-11 hijacker would have qualified to be left alone by Obama’s enforcement approach.

How quickly we forget that which we say “Never Forget.”


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:24 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The dumbest president of our lifetime telling us what is smart and what is not.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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