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IMMIGRATION: Right for the American people?

Letter by Ronald W. Vietz, Edgewood on June 18, 2012 at 11:38 am with 17 Comments »
June 18, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: “Policy to spare many youths from deportation” (TNT, 6-16).

Let me get this straight. We have federal laws that regulate who comes into this country and for what purpose. We have federal regulations and processes to becoming a legal resident and, if desired, a citizen. The president says just ignore them.

Up to 800,000 people can stay despite the federal laws. We have more than 300,000 people each week filing new unemployment applications. Our economy is tanking, Americans are struggling, and the light at the end of the tunnel still seems very dim. The president says let these 800,000 people, who are not here legally, stay and work and get an education.

We have millions of Americans who can’t afford health insurance but don’t qualify for government assistance. People that work just to make ends meet, follow the laws to be good citizens, pay their taxes for education and infrastructure, and are still asked for more.

The president says let these 800,000 people, who are not here legally, stay. They can benefit from our hard work, our increased insurance premiums and our tax dollars. He justifies this by stating, “It’s the right thing to do for the American people.” Really? Wow.

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  1. LeePHill says:

    No, you don’t have it straight.

  2. Scottc51 says:

    Our chief executive decides what the right and fair and politically profitable thing to do is and completely bypasses the rule of law.

  3. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    Even in liberal Tacoma 66% of the readers here DO NOT agree with obama’s decision.

    He bought some illegal’s votes but lost three times as many AMERICAN votes. He’s done, and I hope he keeps shooting himself in the foot.

    What’s next for this guy, his support for beastiality to garner votes from the AKC?

  4. bobcat1a says:

    You obviously have forgotten a president named GW Bush who regularly broadcast his intention to ignore laws passed by Congress. Sauce for the goose…

  5. bobcat1a says:

    “Our chief executive decides what the right and fair and politically profitable thing to do is and completely bypasses the rule of law.”

    Why was it OK when Bush did it and not now? Double standard?

  6. billybushey says:

    I don’t put much credence in the NT polls. I’d opine that many of the NeoCons vote more than one. Also, the diatribes above are off because the executive order affects children that had no choice about coming here, who have assimilated, educated and in some cases put their backsides on the line in the military to protect the armchair boneheads. The anti-immigrant rancor continues to show me that NeoCons/Tea Buggers are frightened of and threatened by brown people.

  7. I’d opine that many of the NeoCons vote more than one.

    OOOOh the irony, LOL!

    Actually, unless you have multiple ISP #’s (like a couple of well-known Cybilerals here) you can only vote once.

    Of course, there’s no way to tell whether or not you’re a citizen.

  8. philichi says:

    The US Govt is made up of 3 branches. Legislative, judicial, and administrative branches. The legislature makes the laws, the President administers the laws. If he now makes the laws too (like he did on Friday), he is now a king. Is that what our founding fathers had in mind? Do you liberals feel good about this?

  9. Wow, didn’t we blame the brown people back in the Mexican Repatriation for tanking the economy and crashing the stock market? Hey, lets just round them up like we did in WWII to the Japanese.

  10. So… Frida, you’re saying we need to have another democrat congress and an FDR wanna-be in charge (oh, wait…) so we can declare war on Mexico and, rather than internment, we repatriate them?

    That won’t play into the re-election strategy of this “FDR wannabe”, now will it.

  11. Matter of fact, this administration has probably sent more guns to Mexico than illegals.

  12. pajrnjam says:

    Yes let’s blame the Mexicans for our crappy economy, unemployment and anything else we can come up with. Maybe if we lazy Americans would do the backbreaking, low pay work that the hard working Mexicans are doing then we wouldn’t have so many unemployed.

  13. pajrnjam says:

    And actually oxb0 this administration has deported more individuals to Mexico than any other.

  14. Sonofwashington says:

    First of all, this was NOT an executive order and it is well within the discretion of the president regarding the enforcement of the laws and is not even close to the “discretionary” enforcement of the laws that Geo. Bush undertook, particularly in not enforcing laws that constrained the abuses of Wall Street or the taxation of his rich friends.

    It also echos the very provisions that was supported in a bipartisan bill that would have passed Congress except for one more (among hundreds) of filibusters by the Republican minority in the Senate.

    The Republicans hate this because Mr. Romney was caught flat-footed and can’t figure out how to get any of the precious Hispanic vote after taking a tea-party hard line on immigration. But I’m sure he’ll find a way to clear his etch-a-sketch by the end of the week and come out with a whole new, Hispanic-friendly strategy that he will, of course, implement on his first day in office.

  15. And actually oxb0 this administration has deported more individuals to Mexico than any other.

    Well… not quite. As of June 7, 2012:

    President Barack Obama is on track to deport more Mexican immigrants than any other American president in history…


    And now with this new (old) policy, who knows. After all, it’s an election year and obama needs every disparate fringe group and minority he can cultivate. Frankly, it’s a good, if not overly obvious, political move – one that will be tough for the Republicans to do or say anything about before the elections. But it also speaks volumes about the desperate state of the Obama campaign that right now – in June – they have already played two of their highest trump cards; gay marriage and amnesty.

    What next?

    But we’re splitting hairs, I’m happy to give him props for stepped-up deportations, and I was simply injecting a bit of humor – sorry you didn’t get it.

    Now if we could only get him to enforce laws on the books and beef-up the border…

  16. oxb0 – Really? You make the claim that Obama has sent more guns than immigrants to Mexico and then you split hairs when someone actually comes back with some fact-based statement?

  17. beerBoy, did you read my post? Did you follow the link?

    The claim is that “this administration has deported more individuals to Mexico than any other”.

    By the end of his administration next year, that may or may not be true. Right now it isn’t.

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