You remember when Obama, as head of the Executive Branch, had DHS release thousands of illegal aliens from jail in order to make a point about the Sequestration. Well, surprisingly, his weekly address fails to mention that episode. From the transcript
The truth is, right now, our border with Mexico is more secure than it’s been in years. We’ve put more boots on that border than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000. But we’ve got more to do – not just to secure the border but to fix an immigration system that is badly broken.
Part of the reason border crossing is down derives from the crummy economy under Obama’s stewardship. And seemingly half of Mexico is already here. But, as I’ve previously written, our immigration system is not broken, at least regarding illegals: our government is broken, because they aren’t fully enforcing The Law, and now want to take care of illegals in order to obtain new voters. Sanctuary cities, anyone? Catch and release? Failure to track those here on visas? Taking forever to deport illegals?
Furthermore, providing illegals with what will amount to amnesty…does anyone think that they will have to wait 13 years and will be denied government benefits?…could violate the Constitution provision on Ex Post Facto laws. Obama took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, but, then, he breaks most of his promises.
It would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are already in this country illegally.
That’s what is most important to him, providing more Democrat voters, and, really, put more people on the government dole.
And it would modernize our legal immigration system so that we’re able to reunite families and attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers who will help create good paying jobs and grow our economy.
And there you go, it would allow for the illegals to bring their families in to the country, adding tens of millions new residents/citizens, all on the government dole.
Democrats are not happy that America would look to limit legal immigrants to those who can actually bring skills, rather than those who would be wards of the state. And perhaps we should look towards making sure Americans can find jobs first. But, then, Obama doesn’t seem to understand that workers do not actually create jobs.