When it comes to promoting its disastrous immigration vision, the White House never misses an opportunity to push its agenda. Every day is a good day to advance amnesty.
On April 17, President Obama held a press conference which focused on two topics. The first, and briefly, was the Korean ferry tragedy and, more extensively, second, the Affordable Health Care Act.
But, not coincidentally, one of the first questions President Obama took came from the Spanish-language newspaper, La Opinión. Reporter Maria Peña asked about immigration reform’s progress or lack thereof even though the subject hadn’t been broached during Obama’s remarks.
Obama answered with his predictable but tortured facts that, although the legislation he endorses would immediately legalize 12 million illegal immigrants and more than double legal immigration during the first decade, it “would strengthen our economy … help with our security” and “provide relief to families…” Obama added that Congress should feel a sense of urgency because the immigration bill is “the right thing to do” and doing nothing “is tearing apart families.”
In a brief few minutes, Obama managed to squeeze in all of his too-familiar, deceptive platitudes.
Then, in a stroke of good fortune for amnesty advocates, the very next day the White House had another chance to plead its case. In January, an online petition to deport pop singer Justin Bieber and revoke his green card circulated on the Internet and eventually gathered 275,000 signatures.
When asked about the petition’s status, the White House refused to comment on Bieber’s specific case. But it did launch into an extended sermon on what it perceives as amnesty’s inherent benefits.
Stop me if you’ve heard these before. Congress’ version of immigration reform would, according to the press release, fix “our current broken immigration system,” help “11 million people living in the shadows,” “grow the economy,” “shrink our deficits” and “provide a pathway to citizenship.”
The timing of these back-to-back platitude-filled endorsements of more immigration comes during the weeks leading up to the spring primaries and the November mid-term election, an indication that, as Speaker John Boehner told a Las Vegas fundraising crowd, Congress is “hell bent on getting this done this year.”
Please go to the CAPS Action Alert page here to tell Congress to support American workers and vote against all amnesty bills that may be offered this summer.