Our Statue of Liberty says:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
Give me your predators, your parasites,
Your violent masses yearning to undermine freedom
Illegal immigrants are now free indeed: free to pour across the border in giant numbers restricted only by Obama’s failed American economy, knowing that America will not enforce its own laws when those laws come to protecting the American people.
And in the flying face of his false rhetoric, it shows:
DHS document: 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions released in 2013
By Alexander Bolton – 03/31/14 05:45 AM EDT
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws.
An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics on arrests and deportations in 2013 showed that ICE agents encountered 193,357 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions but issued charging documents for only 125,478. More than 67,800 were released.
The data came from an end-of-year “Weekly Departures and Detention Report.”
The Center for Immigration Studies, a research group that favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, estimates ICE agents released more than a third of illegal immigrants with criminal records they detained.
“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 administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies,” Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in a memo summarizing the DHS document.
ICE classifies illegal immigrants as criminal if they have been convicted of a crime, not including traffic offense, Vaughn noted.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, blasted the administration’s record.
“The preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that immigration enforcement in America has collapsed. Even those with criminal convictions are being released. DHS is a department in crisis,” he said in a statement Sunday.
“Secretary Johnson must reject the president’s demands to weaken enforcement further and tell him that his duty, and his officers’ duty, is to enforce the law — not break it,” he added in reference to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
A spokeswoman for ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Advocacy groups on both sides of the immigration debate have fired salvos back and forth over Obama’s track record enforcing the law.
Republicans say they cannot trust Obama to enforce the law, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cited that as an obstacle to passing immigration reform through the House.
Pro-immigrant groups argue Obama has enforced the law too zealously.
Janet Murguía, the president of the National Council of La Raza, called Obama the “deporter in chief” earlier this month.
Senate Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) have called on Obama to halt the deportations of illegal immigrants who are immediate family members of U.S. citizens.
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that ICE officials moved to deport 28 percent fewer illegal immigrants from the interior of the country in 2013 than in 2012.
The group obtained the law enforcement records through a lawsuit.
Get that? It turns out that Obama is not only not bothering to enforce American immigration law when it comes to illegal – and note they are ALL “illegal” by definition because they have ALL broken the law – but he’s not even bothering to keep the ILLEGAL immigrants who have been CONVICTED OF CRIMES TO THE TUNE OF 35% OF THE DAMN TIME.
I wonder what Democrats will think when they encounter a Republican president who ONLY enforces the laws he likes and refuses to enforce the ones he doesn’t and cites Barack Obama as his case law???
Obama says he’s “deported” more than the above figures. But that’s because he’s a liar without shame. It turns out that Obama has been counting all of the self-deported immigrants who simply went back home on their own as well as all the immigrants who were turned back by the Border Patrol at the border as “deported.” Which is interesting because NO AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAS EVER COUNTED THOSE BEFORE.
And so THAT’S why Obama has “deported” so many damn illegal immigrants.
So as usual with dishonest Democrats, it ALWAYS depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.
Think about the states like Arizona who tried to enforce the immigration law because Obama refused to. And Obama sicked his law dog Eric Holder on Arizona. So here border states are, forbidden to enforce the immigration law while the wicked president refuses to enforce the immigration law. Because that’s the way “God damn America” works (or, more precisely, DOESN’T work).
Our immigration system is broken. There’s no question about that. It was broken by cynical Democrats like Ted Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in the early 1960s. Prior to that point, America had a system that allowed skilled, qualified workers who were allowed to enter and strengthen America based on our needs for hard workers who would help us build this nation as they became Americans. Thanks to Ted Kennedy and LBJ, that system was “fundamentally transformed” to allow the entire families of immigrants to come flooding in (so they would vote Democrat and “fundamentally transform” our republic). No longer was the immigration system based on the needs of the nation, whereby immigrants left their old lives behind and embraced the American Way; but now they brought in their whole family – including millions who had no useful skills – and brought their failed Old Way with them.
Which is why so many million immigrants today have no need to EVER become American or to learn to speak our language (which used to be “English”, btw).
Democrats are always liars who tell lies. And one of their lies is the lie that if people like me don’t want open borders and the “right” of illegal immigrants to flood into my country, I’m some kind of “racist.”
I can only point out that every time we allow an illegal immigrant from Mexico to walk across our border, that is one more African, or Asian, or one more would-be immigrant from anywhere else, patiently waiting to play the game fairly, who is denied and denied and denied again the opportunity to become an American.
Not that they should even want it any more - because under this failed messiah citizenship aint worth squat.
Why am I a “racist” for saying that qualified Africans ought to be allowed to legal come into America and follow the law rather than unqualified illegal immigrants – especially like these 68,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants Obama freed???
What does it even MEAN to be “an American citizen” now?
Just a couple of days ago, Obama sent his dog Joe Biden out to say this piece of rubbish:
On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said he believes all of the country’s illegal immigrants are “already American citizens.”
“You know, eleven million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens,” Biden, who may run for president in 2016, said while addressing the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, eleven million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.”
According to The Hill, Biden also ignored a Congressional Budget Office report that determined that amnesty legislation would lower the wages of American workers and mocked those who have expressed concerns regarding amnesty and an increase in guest workers and high-tech visas.
“So much for the horror stories,” Biden reportedly said after citing studies that said more immigration would lead to economic growth.
Tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, you’re very likely better off wherever you are. Because no matter how bad it is for you wherever you are, Obama is going to make it worse for ALL Americans soon.