“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 immigrationreform. “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 thefabrics of our communities. Their kids are going toschool 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 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.
“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”
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I’ll tell you what doesn’t make sense and that is why is Obama praising ILLEGAL aliens? He stated that most of them are not causing crimes, they are just trying to make a living. Really? Does he know about all the illegals who are hiding out in this country and what they are doing? I have no idea where Obama gets his information. We all know that he can be “less than truthful”. The fact that they entered this country illegally makes them a criminal. that is, someone who committed a crime! Everyone else had to do it the right way but it’s okay that some don’t think they have to. Does that make sense to anyone?
Let us also take into account that tax dollars are going to support illegal aliens while the President is making cutbacks to the military payroll. Citizens who came to this country legally now have to pay the healthcare for those who didn’t. I am at a loss for words that this administration can pick and choose which crimes to prosecute. They leave the borders wide open to anyone entering this country illegally, not wanting to “offend” anyone, and yet aim M-16 rifles at legitimate Americans citizens because of a cattle grazing incident!
Folks, we got problems here and it looks like it is only going to get worse.
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