Obama: Take Responsibility of the Crisis Your Immigration Policies Caused

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Rather than take responsibility for an illegal immigration crisis brought about by his administration’s defiant refusal to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, President Obama attempted to shift the blame to House Republicans for refusing to pass legislation that would provide even greater inducements for more people to violate our immigration laws.

In his statement, the president asserted that when it comes to immigration, ‘Folks don’t know what the rules are.’ People don’t know what the rules are because the president has been making them up as he goes along. The one thing they do understand fully is that under this administration, violating our immigration laws will be rewarded.

There is nothing in the Senate bill that President Obama repeatedly urged the House to act upon that would have prevented the current crisis. The problem is not a lack of border security – the illegal aliens are seeking out the Border Patrol in order to surrender – but a lack of will on the part of this administration to enforce our immigration laws and send illegal aliens home.

House Republicans are not using the excuse that, ‘Because the system is broken we shouldn’t make an effort to fix it,’ as the president charged. Rather, the current crisis exemplifies the fact that when people around the world believe that violating our immigration laws will result in them being allowed to remain here, they arrive in ever larger numbers.

Most importantly, the president said nothing in his Rose Garden speech about sending a clear signal that we will enforce our laws and return people who have no viable claim to be admitted. While the president demanded that the House act on an amnesty bill that would fuel future illegal immigration, he did not call upon Congress to amend existing laws, like the 2008 anti-trafficking legislation, that limits our nation’s ability to swiftly repatriate the illegal aliens who are surging across our borders.

Nor did the president entertain the idea that his own self-declared amnesty for younger illegal aliens, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA,) is in any way responsible for the surge in younger illegal aliens. Rather than announce repeal of this unauthorized program, the president doubled down on further use of executive authority to grant more illegal aliens the ability to remain in this country, which will inevitably lead to still greater chaos at the border.

In light of the president’s brazen and unapologetic statement, Congress, within their ‘existing legal authority under the Constitution,’ must act to hold this administration accountable for their consistent refusal to enforce existing laws in an effort to bring this crisis to an end.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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    Obama is too ideologically perverted to ever take responsibility for the anti-American onslaught he has brought us. He is totally “gone” in this respect. The man is not just the worst president ever, he works hard at it every day. He wants us to fail at all things. The list of purposeful infractions is so long now, let’s not indulge ourselves in denia, not even a minute more of denial. That he has not been impeached is a disgrace to who we are. The man is destroying our country as much as he can and we all sit in pathetic PC muffled silence, just taking it. This does not even resemble who we are. The occupant of the White House, the People’s House, is a horrid anti-American fraud as are all his acolytes, brazen criminals down to the last man and woman among them….we are at a dangerous nadir. This is our lowest low. In November at the ballot we must start the path back to some sort of sanity. It’s an existential matter that we do so.

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      You are absoluttly right !!
      Impeach Obama !! Take these communist out of the White House !!
      The crisis in our border –with the unacompanies children have three names :
      Barack Hussein Osama
      Nancy Pelosi
      Luis Gutierres
      the three DemocRATS that want to destroy the rule of Laws !!

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    Are you f’ing kidding me? If Obama followed the law and closed the borders and only allowed LEGAL immigrants in , We wouldn’t have this problem…AND all the problems this influx of dependents will bring! If you need me to explain that…I’d be happy to!

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    The refugee crisis has NOTHING to do with Obama’s actions. It has to do with countries and drug cartels exploiting people trying to escape violence.

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      Are you f’ing kidding me? If Obama followed the law and closed the borders and only allowed LEGAL immigrants in , We wouldn’t have this problem…AND all the problems this influx of dependents will bring! If you need me to explain that…I’d be happy to!

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      Do not try to fool people :
      These situation – always – have been in Central America ‘
      The mermaid song that Obama is singing to the illegals is the real consecuence of that situation .
      Stop all deportations
      Reward illegals alien in the White House
      His promess that only who inter the USA ilegaly with a nuclear weapon– with him– will be deported is the magnet for the illegals to invaded the USA !!

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    Lea Tomassone on

    Seems that the right wing seems to forget that bush referred to America as Northern Mexico ? Must be because Jedd Bush is married to a ********. I wonder if she is illegal. And bush senior talks about his brown grandchildren. U know if Jedd runs for president & wins, we will have OPEN borders to the south.

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    Snarky Republican on

    Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the USA! The greatest nation in the world! I wonder if they’re celebrating this in Mexico, even though they force Cinco De Mayo celebrations on us.

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    The most cowardly stunt Obama pulled was to give a two year extension on his alledged “Dreamer” program to bump the problem into the next administration after that weasel is already gone. What a coward.

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    Do NOT Blame OUR REPUBLICANS Mr.Obama:, Shift the Blame onto Republicans–I and every citizen who voted for You in the beginning should take a Hard Look at what yOU HAVE DONE TO OUR MONETARY SYSTEM AS WELL YOU ARE PUTTING OUR GOVERNMENT’S MONETARY SYSTEM OFF THECHARTS WITH NO LEGAL RECOURSE WE COULD NEVER STRAIGHTEN IT OUT NOT FOR LIGHT YEARS AWAY YOU SHOULD BE STOPPED- I VOTE NOW NOT TO KEEP YOU IN OFFICE ANOTHER DAY- DOES THE WORD IMPEACHMENT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU? A very constitutional American. A True REPUBLICAN.

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    Excellent points Dan! Congress must hold this President accountable for his dereliction of duty!

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    arnlof sweigeir on

    Dan I’m really surprised u r blaming the president when u of all do know he does not do everything ……the GOP is at fault……..instead of passing bills with the democrats…they obstruct eeverything… The latest Boehner to sue Obama…ha!… That is the biggest joke in american history……

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      arnlof, the illegal aliens don’t want to pay taxes. They want to remain foreigners with US benefits! BTW, I work in the hospitality industry and speak Spanish. I know what’s up, amigo!

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      Any other president would have been impeached by now! Why is OBummer getting special treatment?

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    arnlof sweigeir on

    Correction….. E erybody is at fault… But direct responsibility is the GOP…….A FaCT

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