Friday, August 26, 2011

Obama's Comments on Univision on 3/28/11 about Administrative Amnesty:

This is a follow-up to a previous posting in which I posted a link to the video of President Obama's appearance on a Univision show which aired on 3/28/11.

Below is a link to a transcript of the show (the transcript is in English):

The show's primary focus was on education and Hispanics.  Immigration issues also came up as they related to this topic.

In addition to the link to the entire broadcast on Univision at (, Univision also has the entire broadcast on their website at:

Univision has also broken the program down into shorter segments on video.  One in particular is of special interest, given the actions by the Obama administration regarding their plans to review the deportation cases of all those already in the deportation process who are not guilty of serious criminal acts (about 300,000). 

It is my view, at this point in time, that Obama's administrative amnesty will clearly also mean that those in the nation who are not already in deportation proceedings and who have not committed serious crimes will be ignored in terms of deportations.  It also means that anyone who can enter or remain in the U.S. illegally and is not caught and prosecuted for a serious crime will also be ignored.  

In other words, Obama has opened the gates of America and hung up a sign that says:  Enter, behave, and we will look the other way. 

Unfortunately, it also means that those who are here now or who will come, and are criminally inclined, will have a free pass until they are caught.

So much for his oath of office, which charges the President to enforce our laws. 

The video segment of particular interest is 2.5 minutes long (you have to wait for an ad to play at the beginning).  The ad is in Spanish, but the video segment is in English and is available at:

Below I have pulled out some Obama quotes that are particularly relevant:

"With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed..." 
"There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President."

Obama adds this as way out of his bind that will become the basis of his administrative amnesty and the foundation for his massive undermining of immigration law: 

That does not mean, though, that we can't make decisions, for example, to emphasize enforcement on those who’ve engaged in criminal activity.

So, if on 3/28/11, administrative suspension of deportations "would not conform with my appropriate role as President," then why is it compatible in August 2011? 

It is hard to describe the level of irresponsibility that this action by Mr. Obama embodies. 

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