The Obama administration’s determination to grant lawful permanent residence to illegal immigrants without congressional approval marches on unabated. Obama’s goal is to dismantle as much immigration law as possible during his remaining weeks in the White House.
Refugees, asylees and illegal immigrants crossing the border know that if they claim “credible fear of persecution” they have an excellent chance of gaining U.S. permanent residency. Whether their claims are fraudulent matters little.
On the political calendar, the year’s first major event is the president’s State of the Union address, followed immediately by the opposition party’s reply. Starting in 2013, a Hispanic response also comes after the president’s formal speech.
Last night, I made the difficult decision to tune into President Obama’s State of the Union address. Frankly, watching Obama who has done more damage in less time that anyone could have imagined to bypass Congress, gut immigration laws and increase population by opening the borders to Central Americans and others is tough. CAPS has been fighting for sensible immigration and population stabilization for three decades.
Last summer, Kate Steinle’s name suddenly dominated the national news cycle. Five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national, brutally murdered Steinle in sanctuary city San Francisco. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 340 cities and counties are considered sanctuaries whose goal is to protect aliens from deportation by refusing to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.
“The state of the Union is strong,” President Obama told the nation last night. Depending on your personal situation, how extensively you follow what’s happening in the world and your level of respect for power and authority, you may believe that.
Relying on one of the most hackneyed arguments to defend amnesty, President Obama recently said that Americans should support his immigration executive action, heed the Bible – which he misquoted – and treat the strangers among us kindly.