Obama, Amnesty, Lies and the November Elections!
As many times as President Obama has promised immigration reform in return for the 67% and 71% of the Hispanic vote he received in his 2008 and 2012 bid for the White House, what has he actually achieved? He has blamed House Republicans for the lack of reform all while refusing to admit that his commitment to securing our borders, would be the first step in actually gaining bipartisan support for reform. Although a formal immigration reform bill has not been passed, over the past 6 years, President Obama has fundamentally and systematically destroyed U.S. laws on deportation and immigration. He has encouraged illegals to come into the country, sign up for government entitlement programs funded by taxpayers, all while demonizing and retaliating against any state that enforces immigration laws. He has consistently lied and misled the American people, while he has removed any and all barriers at our borders. Many Americans, who have been in favor of immigration reform, have now tired of the lack of legal ramifications for those crossing our borders and hiding within the system, while freely partaking of public services that we, as Americans, have paid for and must jump through hoops ourselves in order to receive. If the country wants immigration reform, they have to look no further than the oval office for causing the political stalemate that has stymied all efforts to resolve the issue.
Below, you will find a timeline that shows how President Obama has not only disregarded our current deportation and immigration laws, but has systematically opened up our borders and refused to deport any illegals currently in the US. In this day of terrorist threats, you must ask the question, why is our back door wide open to those whose life’s purpose is to destroy us?
I know the article is long, but I can assure you, if you read the entire timeline, you will be fully informed and no doubt appalled at the deception that has been played out at the expense and detriment of the American citizens and the United States. (Senator Jeff Sessions has provided the majority of the timeline).
President Obama gave a speech on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Obama: "To begin with, our borders have been porous for decades. Obviously, the problem is greatest along our Southern border, but it’s not restricted to that part of the country. In fact, because we don’t do a very good job of tracking who comes in and out of the country as visitors, large numbers avoid immigration laws simply by over-staying their visas.“
"More fundamentally, the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigrating legally. Indeed, after years of patchwork fixes and ill-conceived revisions, the legal immigration system is as broken as the borders.”
March 8 2010: ICE (U.S Immigration and Custom Enforcement) Inflates Deportation Statistics. According to the Washington Post: "Months after reporting that the number of illegal immigrants removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased 47 percent during President Obama’s first year in office, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday corrected the record, saying the actual increase in those deported and ‘voluntary departures’ was 5 percent.“
June 18, 2010: Obama Administration Sues Arizona over Immigration Enforcement Law.
Obama: "For example, there are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. And often this argument is framed in moral terms: Why should we punish people who are just trying to earn a living? I recognize the sense of compassion that drives this argument, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally.”
July 30, 2010: In a memo to agency director Alejandro Mayorkas, the Obama Administration details the plan to bypass Congress and grant amnesty by executive fiat.
October 17, 2010: The administration dismissed hundreds of deportation cases. Up 700% between July and August 2010.
Obama: “Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship. And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.”
August 24, 2010: The Houston Chronicle reported that DHS had begun "systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records.“
February 15, 2011: DHS Ignores Mandate To Maintain Operational Control of the Border. The Government Accountability Office announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains only 69 of the roughly 4,000 miles along the northern border and only 873 of the almost 2,000 miles along the southwestern border. Only 33.7 miles of the 700 miles of fence mandated by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 had been completed by that time. Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul responded to the President’s claim, stating "the border is not secure and it has never been more violent or dangerous.”
Obama: "We have more boots on the ground on the Southwest border than at any time in our history. We doubled the personnel assigned to Border Enforcement Security Task Forces. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts along the border. For the first time, we’ve begun screening 100 percent of southbound rail shipments. And as a result, we’re seizing more illegal guns, cash and drugs than in years past. Contrary to some of the reports that you see, crime along the border is down. And statistics collected by Customs and Border Protection reflect a significant reduction in the number of people trying to cross the border illegally.“ "So the bottom line is this: The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years.”
March 16, 2010: DHS Announces Termination of Funding for Virtual Fence Along the Southwestern Border.
Obama: "But our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols. It won’t work. Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists, but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.“
Obama: "That’s why businesses must be held accountable if they break the law by deliberately hiring and exploiting undocumented workers. We’ve already begun to step up enforcement against the worst workplace offenders. And we’re implementing and improving a system to give employers a reliable way to verify that their employees are here legally. But we need to do more. We cannot continue just to look the other way as a significant portion of our economy operates outside the law. It breeds abuse and bad practices. It punishes employers who act responsibly and undercuts American workers.”
January 2009: Obama Administration Ends Worksite Enforcement Actions. In early 2009, ICE executed a raid (initiated and planned under the Bush administration) on an engine machine shop in Bellingham, Washington, detaining 28 illegal immigrants who were using fake Social Security numbers and identity documents. Shortly thereafter, pro-amnesty groups criticized the Administration for enforcing the law. An unnamed DHS official was quoted in the Washington Times as saying, “the Secretary is not happy about it and this is not her policy.” Instead of enforcing the law, the Secretary investigated the ICE agents for simply doing their duty. Esther Olavarria, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, said on a call with employers and pro-amnesty groups that “we’re not doing raids or audits under this administration.”
Obama: "So, we have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform. Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.“
June 1, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores New York’s Refusal to Cooperate with Federal Immigration Agents.
March - June 2011: ICE Director Morton outlines new enforcement priorities, despite having no legal or congressional authority to do so, he tells police to refrain from enforcing the law against individuals engaging in protests, if they are here illegally.
June 23, 2011: ICE Union Outraged Over Morton Administrative Amnesty Memos. The ICE union issued a press release expressing outrage over Director Morton’s actions, stating: "Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through agency policy." "have excluded our union and our agents from the entire process of developing policies, it was all kept secret from us, we found out from the newspapers. "the result is a means for every person here illegally to avoid arrest or detention, as officers we will never know who we can or cannot arrest.” The release concluded: “we are asking everyone to please email or call your Congressman and Senators immediately and ask them to help stop what’s happening at ICE, we desperately need your help.”
Obama: “Today, there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But they’ve broken the rules, and have cut in front of the line. And the truth is, the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are trying to immigrate legally.”
August 1, 2011: Obama Administration Sues Alabama over Immigration Enforcement Law.
August 18, 2011: Administration Begins Case-by-Case Review of Deportation Cases for Purposes of Granting Administrative Amnesty.
September 2, 2011: Treasury Inspector General Reports Government Paying Billions in Tax Credits to Illegal Immigrants. "Millions of people are seeking this tax credit who, we believe, are not entitled to it. We have made recommendations to the IRS as to how they could address this, and they have not taken sufficient action in our view to solve this problem.“
September 7, 2011: Illinois Board of Commissioners Votes To Ignore Federal Immigration Law.
October 18, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores Santa Clara County’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.
October 19, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores Washington, D.C.‘s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.
October 28, 2011: Administration Stops Routine Border Searches. Border Patrol field offices nationwide received orders from DHS headquarters to stop regular inspections at transportation hubs—both at the border and in the interior of the country—The article noted that "halting the practice has baffled agents” who said it was “an effective way to catch unlawful immigrants, including smugglers and possible terrorists.”
October 31, 2011: Obama Administration Sues South Carolina over Immigration Enforcement Law.
November 7, 2011: USCIS Stops Issuing “Notices to Appear” in Immigration Court for Non-Priority Deportation Cases.
November 17, 2011: ICE Announces Review of Entire Immigration Court Docket in an Effort To Close More Deportation Cases.
November 22, 2011: Obama Administration Sues Utah over Immigration Enforcement Law.
November 22, 2011: Obama Administration Ignores New York City’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.
December 11, 2011: Reports Surface That Obama Will Reduce National Guard at the Border. From 2006 to 2008, under the Bush administration, thousands of troops worked along the border as part of “Operation Jumpstart” to free up Border Patrol to focus on border security. On April 17, 2012, the Administration reduced the number to 300; there are currently about 130 Guard members stationed on the border.
December 29, 2011: ICE Creates 24-Hotline for Illegal Immigrant Detainees. ICE announced a new 24-hour hotline for illegal immigrant detainees to ensure that they “are made aware of their rights.” The hotline is to be staffed by the Law Enforcement Support Center, which ICE had previously claimed was too understaffed to respond to local law enforcement trying to verify immigration status.
January 5, 2012: DHS Stops Secure Communities in Alabama in Retaliation for State Immigration Enforcement Law.
Obama: "With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.“
January 6, 2012: USCIS Announces Proposal To Permit an Entire Segment of Illegal Immigrant Population To Remain in the U.S. USCIS announced a proposed rule to allow the illegal immigrant relatives of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers to remain in U.S., thereby avoiding the law that requires them to return to their home countries and apply for a waiver. USCIS Director Mayorkas emphasized they would also consider expanding the waiver to illegal immigrant relatives of green card holders and clarified that even illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings are eligible for these waivers. USCIS issued field guidance for the program, instructing USCIS officers that an applicant with a criminal history is still eligible for a waiver as long as the offense qualifies as a "petty offense” or “youthful offender” exception under the INA and is not a crime involving moral turpitude.
January 9, 2012: Inspector General Reveals Rubberstamping of Immigration Applications. USCIS officials pressure employees to approve applications that should have been denied and that employees believe they do not have enough time to complete interviews of applicants.
January 16, 2012: ICE Prosecutors Suspend Deportation Proceedings.
January 19, 2012: Obama Uses Executive Order to Eliminate Statutory Interview Requirement for Certain Countries. The order waived these requirements for travelers from China and Brazil, increasing the potential for visa over-stays and risking national security and law enforcement threats.
February 7, 2012: New ICE Public Advocate for Illegal Immigrants.
Obama: "First, we strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants. We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000.“
February 13, 2012: Obama Budget Slashes 287(g) Program. The President’s FY2013 budget proposed a cut in funding for ICE and the 287(g) program, effectively gutting it.
April 25, 2012: DHS Announces Another Delay of Biometric Exit System. Dating back to 1996, Congress has mandated six times that this system be implemented and the 9/11 Commission recommended that DHS complete this system "as quickly as possible.”
June 5, 2012: ICE Deportation Dismisses Up To 20,000.
June 12, 2012: Obama Administration sues Florida for Effort to Remove Ineligible Voters.
June 15, 2012: Obama Bypasses Congress and Unilaterally Implements the DREAM Act.
June 25, 2012: Obama Administration Rescinds Arizona’s 287(g) Agreements in Retaliation for Supreme Court Upholding State Immigration Enforcement Law.
Obama: "Right now, there are more Border Patrol agents and surveillance resources on the ground than at any time in our history.“
July 6, 2012: Obama Administration Announces Closure of Nine Border Patrol Stations. —Lubbock, Amarillo, Dallas, San Antonio, Abilene, and San Angelo, Texas; Billings, Montana; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Riverside, California.
September 12, 2012: Administration Admits Aggressive Campaign To Recruit Immigrants To Sign Up for U.S. Welfare Program. USDA personnel conducted more than 30 meetings with the Mexican government to encourage noncitizen enrollment in food stamps and 14 other USDA-administered welfare programs. It is later revealed that a pamphlet distributed at Mexican consulates in the U.S. assures non-citizens that food stamp enrollment will not affect their path to citizenship, and that the USDA produced and broadcasted a soap opera-like "radio novela,” the premise of which included pressuring an individual to enroll in food stamps even though she insisted she did not need the benefits.
October 4, 2012: Obama Administration Ignores Los Angeles County’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Laws.
February 14, 2013: Administration Announces It Approved Nearly 200,000 DACA Applications. USCIS released its latest DACA statistics showing that the Administration had, to that point, granted deferred action to 199,460 illegal immigrants under the program.
February 26, 2013: DHS Says It Has No Metrics for Determining Whether the Border Is Secure. On March 21, 2013, the New York Times reported that administration officials admitted that “they had resisted producing a single measure to assess the border because the president did not want any hurdles placed on the pathway to eventual citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.
February 2013: Obama Administration Uses Sequester as Excuse To Release More Than 2,000 Illegal Immigrants from ICE Custody.
August 23, 2013: Obama Administration Adds Broad New Category of Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Backdoor Amnesty. ICE issued a new policy prohibiting its agents from detaining and/or deporting illegal immigrant parents, legal guardians, and "primary caretakers” of minor children.
October 5, 2013: Obama Administration Ignores California’s Defiance of Federal Immigration Law.
November 30, 2013: Administration Has Approved Over 500,000 DACA Applications.
January, 2014: DHS advertises for babysitters for the expected surge of illegal children across U.S. borders over the coming summer. They promise to award a 5 year contract, at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer, all while saying the border is secure.
Obama: "Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. And believe me, right now dealing with Congress… Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. Not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.“
March 5, 2014: Administration unilaterally acts to provide work permits to spouses of H-1B guest workers, increasing the supply of guest workers by almost 100,000 plus an additional 30,000 each following year.
Obama: "Protecting public safety and deporting dangerous criminals has been and will remain the top priority, but we are going to refocus our efforts where we can to make sure we do what it takes to keep our border secure.” “We focused our enforcement efforts on criminals who are here illegally and who endanger our communities. And today, deportations of criminals is at its highest level ever.”
May 31, 2014: DHS DOC Reveals Mass Release of Criminal Aliens. The Obama administration released more than 63,000 criminal immigrants with nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included murder, rape, pedophilia, and kidnapping as well as thousands of drug-related crimes.
Obama: “First, we strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants. We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000.”
Summer, 2014: Tens of thousands of illegal men, women and children surge the border and overwhelm border patrol.
June, 2014: Eric holder of DOJ, reports that the U.S. will supply over 100 lawyers and paralegals for the illegals surging the border at the cost of over $2 million to taxpayers. DHS decides to house illegals at military bases. Free charter flights will be arranged to fly illegals across the US to unite with families who are also here illegally at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.
July, 2014: New reports show the number of migrants who crossed the border in family units outnumbered the unaccompanied children and come to the U.S. carrying disease. A large number of “children” crossing border unaccompanied are actually teenagers between 15 and 18 and some participating in gangs. The majority of illegals crossing the border carry tuberculosis, scabies and other infectious diseases. "There is really no hard stop at the border, and we have no idea health-wise what diseases are coming across,“ a health official who works in the McAllen border said. "There’s no real medical screening either. Basically if [an illegal immigrant] tells a Border Patrol agent or law enforcement official they feel sick, or if they look sick, then they’re checked. If they don’t say anything, that’s it, they’re cleared.”
Obama: “The children who are fortunate enough to survive it will be taken care of while they go through the legal process, but in most cases that process will lead to them being sent back home.”
July-August, 2014: Surge of illegal children over the border are secretly transported to communities and cities across the U.S. with out prior notification to local governments. Communities budgets are stretched beyond limits.
Obama: "In embracing America, you can become American. And that enriches all of us.“
July, 2014: Obama and Holder sue an American Company for requiring employees to speak English.
Obama: "We’re sending a strong signal that they can’t simply show up at the border and automatically assume that they’re going to be absorbed.”
September, 2014: Illegal surge of children at the border are placed into U.S. schools. Over 37,000 newly arrived illegal children are enrolled in public schools at a cost to taxpayers of $750 billion. Public schools and communities are not able to handle the overcrowding and the demand on local budgets and services.
Obama: "Protecting public safety and deporting dangerous criminals has been and will remain the top priority, but we are going to refocus our efforts where we can to make sure we do what it takes to keep our border secure.“
Obama: "Today, I sent a letter to congressional leaders asking that they work with me to address the urgent humanitarian challenge on the border, and support the immigration and Border Patrol agents who already apprehend and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants every year.”
September, 2014: Obama administration stops prosecutions of first time illegals under “Operation Streamline." "Operation Streamline is like one of the last strongholds we have as a deterrent. Our manpower is dwindling on a daily basis,” Worsencroft said. “The fence can only do so much.”
Obama: “Are folks more interested in politics, or are they more interested in solving the problem? If they’re interested in solving the problem, then this can be solved. If the preference is for politics, then it won’t be solved.”
September, 2014: Obama administration turns blind eye to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens receiving free healthcare through Obamacare, while Americans are thrown off their policies.
Please find out if your State Senator or Congressman support Amnesty. If you believe that we must secure our borders before offering another amnesty to millions of illegals, then please go to the polls and vote in November!