Skip to comments.Obama on Illegal Immigrants: 'Most of Them Are Not Making Trouble' ("Not smart" to go after 'em)
Posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Admitting that he was preaching to the choir," President Obama told law enforcement officers on Tuesday that they must add their voices to those who are demanding comprehensive immigration reform.
"It's estimated that over 80 percent of the folks who are here on an undocumented basis have been here 10 years or longer," Obama said. "You know, these are folks who are woven into the fabrics of our communities. Their kids are going to school with our kids. Most of them are not making trouble."
But recent press reports, including one from The Hill, noted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 67,800 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions.
ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by officers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administrations prosecutorial discretion policies, Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in a memo summarizing the DHS document.
"Most of them are not causing crimes," President Obama said on Tuesday, "and yet, we put them in this untenuous position, and it creates a situation in which your personnel, who have got to go after gang-bangers and need to be going after violent criminals and deal with the whole range of challenges, and who have to cooperate with DHS around our counterterrorism activities -- you've got to spend time dealing with somebody who has not caused any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families. That's just not a good use of our resources. It's not smart. It doesn't make sense.
"So I know I'm preaching to the choir here. You wouldn't be here if you didn't agree with us that this is time for us to -- to go ahead and get moving."
Obama said passing immigration reform legislation is "important to our economic future" and to our "cultural future," and he urged the law enforcement officers to join other groups in pressing House Republicans to take up an immigration reform bill.
"But we've got this narrow window. The closer we get to the midterm elections, the harder it is to get things done around here."
Obama said immigration reform has to get done in the next two or three months, and he said support from the law enforcement community "lends this overall effort great credibility."
He repeated that any bill he signs must include "a firm but fair pathway to earn citizenship for those who live in the shadow."
Lawless President likes lawlessness.
Does any other country in the world refuse to enforce its own immigration laws? Any at all?
Spoken by the nephew of undocumented immigrants, one who scammed public service agencies for years of housing and support, and another who was convicted for DUI in Massachusettes.
The only way that the Democrat Party can continue to win is by importing voters, and since the Supreme Court has ruled that voter ID is OK, they must have an amnesty to get the required numbers. It’s really that simple and many Republicans are more than happy to help the Democrats reach their goal.
They are illegal. That makes it a crime.
“Their kids are going to school with our kids”
Inquiring minds want to know which of their kids are going to school with Barry’s kids?
People’s insurance policies were woven into the fabrics of their lives, and presto, they are gone. People’s jobs, cars, homes and hope have been stripped from them by the Obamaconomy, and Obama doesn’t care. Why should illegals get more consideration? Why should rapists, murderers, drunk drivers, thieves and drug dealers be released from prison just because they are illegals? Obama sucks!
“Obama” you yourself are an illegal alien, so shut up.
Obama might as well go full on Sinead O’Connell, and get a large paper copy of the American Flag, stand in front of a live (hand picked) audience, then rip that paper flag into shreds and toss the scraps up high into the air, as he yells “Lets Destroy THE REAL TERRORISTS, The Great Satan, that is named the United States of America!! We must start over from the ground up. Are ya with me?!!”
You better believe a lot of American blaming Socialists will give him a standing O. Soros will be watching on his monitor. “My time has finally come. I will take full outright control or the American People. This almost beats the time I crashed the British Silver Futures Market!”
Nope, only those in the White House.
Instead of placing them in our jails and prisons on the taxpayer dime, elect honest politicians who will strengthen and protect our borders, then deport ALL the illegal aliens...ALL of them....
I’ll take a wild guess and say Zer0.
Re No. 4 listings.
“It is only this small number of guys who will rob, rape and kill you, so just ignore them. You don’t want to smear the majority of hard working illegal immigrants, do you? Do you want to be a racist?”, Obama asked.
My reply. I would prefer to be alive and that you do your job.
It wasn't smart to play "hide the salami" for ten hours with Reggie Love while four Americans were murdered, including a US ambassador/CIA operative in Benghazi, Iraq either, ZerØ.
It wasn't smart to hand over guns to the Mexican cartels out of your DOJ either, ZerØ.
The number for drunk driving is astounding! When will MADD comment?
The list, Ping
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Not undocumented immigrants. Not illegal aliens.
Mr President - is it true you let over a hundred murderers go free?
President Obama has made a couple of important points. One is that most of them are not making trouble. Another is that they have been here for ten or more years. So there is no urgency to pass amnesty. This group of hard working, tax paying, law abiding (except immigration law), people can continue on "auto pilot" until after we secure our borders, deport the convicted criminals, and those with no skills and no jobs.
After securing our borders and stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into this country, we can come up with a plan to legalize the illegal aliens in a way that is acceptable to those legal immigrants who waited in line.
President Obama should support securing our borders, and then take whatever time is necessary to come up with comprehensive immigration reform that is acceptable to both those who waited and the American people.
WHAT is it with Barry and his use of "folks"? Is this some poll tested word which is supposed to make him seem folksy?
For Obama they’re not making trouble... he lives in the freakin’ White House... Other liberal elites live in safe buildings and houses with expensive security systems... Jeb Bush isn’t worried either...
Too bad there’s millions and millions of us who are NOT elites...
On a personal note I have had two air conditioner units stolen by a band of illegal immigrants operating on the fringe of the construction industry.