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LA Times admits Obama is not the "Deporter in Chief" ("High deportation figures are misleading") - 04/03/14

The Los Angeles Times is perhaps even more in favor of illegal immigration and amnesty than their big brother. But, a select few lies are even too much for the L.A. Times. One case in point is the claim from the National Council of La Raza and others that Barack Obama is the "Deporter in Chief" and that he's deported more illegal aliens than George W Bush. Now, over to Brian Bennett of the L.A....

DHS admits Obama is deporting fewer illegal aliens than George W. Bush - 03/12/14

So much for the "Deporter in Chief". Pro-illegal immigration activists and incurious members of the establishment media have tried to claim that Barack Obama has deported more illegal aliens than George W Bush. That's despite the fact that back on September 28, 2011 Obama admitted this [1]: "...the statistics are actually a little deceptive because what we’ve been doing is with the stronger...

The White House's misleading "Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System" - 07/11/13

The Obama administration released a report entitled "The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System" [1] and this post will briefly describe how it misleads. If you trust the Obama administration to tell you the truth, please read the following. If you still believe them when you get to the end, then leave a comment and I'll add even more. Their blog post summarizing the report (...

Obama undercuts the concept of citizenship ("My American Story", Immigration Nation, "nation of immigrants") - 05/09/13

... Obama has tried to mislead, see Obama immigration. Want to do something about this? Post your pro-American comments using the hashtag #ImmigrationNation and leave pro-American comments on the Whitehouse videos promoting their campaign [2]. ------------------- [1] whitehouse . gov/issues/immigration/stories [2] youtube . com/user/whitehouse

How is Gene Sperling misleading on economics and immigration reform? - 03/13/13

At the White House blog, Obama economic advisor Gene Sperling offers the highly misleading post "The Economic Case for Commonsense Immigration Reform" [1]. Normally, what I'd do is dig into it and show why he's wrong in general and why he's wrong about specific points, as I've done with the Obama administration time and time again. After all, I've got dozens of posts showing why the talking...

Obama 2013 amnesty draft: green card after 8 years; "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" - 02/16/13

USA Today was given a copy of a draft immigration "reform" (aka amnesty) bill from the Obama administration ( peekURL.com/zW8CSMp ). It sounds much the same as the other amnesty bills, even borrowing the name for the visa it would give to almost all illegal aliens from an earlier amnesty. Under the bill, illegal aliens could apply for a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" ("LPI") visa that would let...

Immigration reform may make millions eligible for Obamacare (amnesty, healthcare) - 01/26/13

... health, obama healthcare, and obama immigration. To help do something about amnesty, call out any Obamacare opponents who aren't also vigorously opposing amnesty. That includes Tea Parties leaders, GOP politicians, rightwing bloggers and pundits, and so on.

Democrats, far-left praise Marco Rubio's immigration moves (NCLR; Sharry; IPC; Obama and Gutierrez spox) - 01/20/13

... the future." Make sure and see Obama immigration for all the many things Obama has said and done to enable massive and illegal immigration, even though he co-sponsored this bill. * Clarissa Martinez De Castro of the National Council of La Raza (see both those links; quote source at peekURL.com/zER43ER ): "[Rubio] has the potential to be a force for building the space in which Republicans are...

Did Romney lose because of immigration? Find out. (Hispanic vote, Obama wins) - 11/06/12

... weak on immigration, and see Obama immigration for all the many ways a smarter, less corrupt Romney could have used the issue to undercut Obama with his base.

Obama on track to add 200,000+ new legal workers to a weak job market (immigration, amnesty, DREAM Act, Janet Napolitano, DHS, DACA) - 10/26/12

According to Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security [1], over 200,000 illegal aliens have applied to Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" amnesty. That's not as bad as it could be, but it's still very bad news for American workers: in a weak job market, Obama's adding hundreds of thousands of new legal workers. Those who are illegal aliens are clustered in jobs that...

Obama "confident" he'll get immigration amnesty in 2013 (will GOP, Teaparty block it?) - 10/24/12

In a previously-off the record interview with the Des Moines Register, Barack Obama had this to say about getting amnesty in 2013 (link): The second thing I’m confident we’ll get done next year is immigration reform. And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican...

Democratic Party 2012 platform quotes illegal alien praising Obama on immigration (Gaby Pacheco) - 09/04/12

The immigration policies of Obama and the Democratic Party harm struggling American workers and struggling American college students. So, it's no surprise that a quote praising Obama on immigration in the 2012 Democratic Party platform would come from an illegal alien. Yes, that's right: the Democratic Party is buttressing their immigration position with the thoughts of a foreign citizen who's...

Democratic Party 2012 platform on immigration: why it's wrong - 09/04/12

The section about immigration in the Democratic Party 2012 platform is below. It only has broad outlines and countless Democratic leaders have repeated these same things many times before. They were wrong then, and the platform is wrong now (see each link for the details): The first thing to note is that the platform includes a quote from an illegal alien praising Obama's actions on immigration....

Obama admin cooked the books: deportations are below 2008 and 2009 - 08/27/12

From their press release [1]: The House Judiciary Committee has obtained internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, which show that the Obama administration is cooking the books to achieve their so-called ‘record’ deportation numbers for illegal immigrants and that removals are actually significantly down – not up – from 2009. Beginning in 2011, the Committee has learned...

Up to 1.8 million illegal aliens will be eligible for Obama's DREAM Act policy - 08/07/12

... and of Obama's new policy. See Obama immigration for extensive coverage of his actions on the wider topic. In July 2012, the number of people in the civilian work force aged 25 or more and with less than a high school diploma was around 11.4 million, and the number with a high school diploma but no college was around 37 million (bls.gov/web/empsit/cpseea05.htm). Those workers are the ones who...

ICE rep: DHS is just letting illegal aliens go (Obama's DREAM Act) - 07/26/12

The video below shows Chris Crane of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council - a union representing 7200 ICE officers and employees - claiming that the orders from the Department of Homeland Security are to just release those who claim to be covered by Obama's DREAM Act amnesty [1]. In the following, "DREAMer" refers to those who would be covered by that amnesty: Prosecutorial...

Feds estimate over 1 million will apply for Obama's amnesty, will cost millions - 07/24/12

... Obama's amnesty will be Democrats * Obama immigration for extensive past coverage of his actions on these issues. ----------------------- [1] The article is by Alicia Caldwell. [2] Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that the government would grant waivers "in very deserving cases." [3] There is one situation in which harping on the cost could be extremely...

Marco Rubio, Barack Obama, George Bush, Dick Armey read from same script on immigration - 06/27/12

I don't know if some third party writes the lines and talking points that illegal immigration supporters use, but sometimes it certainly seems that way. For instance, here are four quotes from Marco Rubio, George W Bush, Barack Obama, and Dick Armey of FreedomWorks all explaining away the inevitability of illegal immigration. Try to guess who said which (answers below): 1. "Many people who come...

Supreme Court guts Arizona immigration law SB1070; who won, what to do - 06/25/12

[SEE UPDATE BELOW] The US Supreme Court has struck down three of the four parts of the Arizona immigration law SB 1070, making the law largely ineffective. This is mostly a loss for Americans who support immigration enforcement and who are negatively impacted by illegal immigration (i.e., the great majority). It's mostly a win for Barack Obama and the illegal immigration-supporting establishment...

Obama's amnesty will mostly harm working Democrats (DREAM Act, immigration, construction, office workers) - 06/17/12

Are you a construction worker, an office worker, a plumber, a factory worker, or a cashier? Work at McDonald's or another restaurant? If so, there's a good chance you're a Democrat. And there's an even better chance that the DREAM Act that Obama enacted on Friday will have a negative impact on you. If you're an unemployed lower-skilled worker, Obama just made your situation all that much worse....

Aren't those covered by Obama's DREAM Act already working? Will hundreds of thousands of work permits matter? - 06/16/12

The version of the anti-American DREAM Act that Obama declared by executive fiat yesterday would give work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens; a range that's been mentioned is 800,000 to 1,400,000. One of the talking points for Obama's action is that the hundreds of thousands of work permits won't matter because those who'd get work permits will already be working. Whenever you...

Obama passes DREAM Act by executive fiat; who's to blame; what to do - 06/15/12

The Barack Obama administration has bypassed Congress and passed what amounts to the DREAM Act by executive fiat (link). The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has...

Zac Moffatt: how did Obama lie about Mitt Romney and Arizona immigration law? - 04/14/12

... another lie about immigration (see Obama immigration) would be a great way to undercut him on the issue and would also do a great public service by encouraging a more open debate about the issue. Unfortunately, I can't find anything at Romney's site calling him out. I did find a couple of independent sites pointing out how the Democratic Party talking point Obama used is a lie, but that's not...

How Obama will beat Romney in 2012: an example (keepinggophonest.com) - 03/27/12

... this or all the other entries on Obama immigration) about their post, I wouldn't get links from major rightwing bloggers or Tea Parties adherents on Twitter. [3] A radio ad from the pro-Newt Gingrich PAC "Winning Our Future" makes that point: that Gingrich stands a much better chance of being able to intellectually challenge Obama and come out ahead. Based on Gingrich's performances in the...

Obama admin shutting down 287g immigration enforcement program - 02/17/12

From this: The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies' immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status of suspects and place immigration...

Obama campaign manager tweets "chimichanga" and GOP outraged: what they won't mention - 02/15/12

... enforcement Obama has done (see Obama immigration). Instead, they agree with many on the left who oppose immigration enforcement and who live in a fantasy world where illegal aliens don't take jobs that Americans could be doing. 3. Milbank's column includes this: The party's presidential candidates have done long-term damage by vowing opposition to the DREAM Act (legalization for illegal...

10 things Obama's "Blueprint for an America Built to Last" doesn't tell you (immigration) - 02/01/12

... broken canard; see the link. See Obama immigration for many of the other ways Obama has attempted to mislead you about this issue. ---------------------- [1] whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ blueprint_for_an_america_built_to_last.pdf

Obama asked about H-1B, made to look foolish (plus: GOP's disingenuous response) - 01/31/12

At yesterday's "Google+" web chat with Barack Obama, the wife of an unemployed semiconductor engineer embarrassed him over H1B visas for foreign workers. To a certain small extent, this is a vindication of the Question Authority plan I've been promoting for over five years. Under my plan, experienced questioners (such as trial lawyers) would have "cross-examined" Obama and other politicians over...

David Axelrod, Stephanie Cutter of Obama campaign lie about Kris Kobach ("plague", immigration, Mitt Romney) - 01/11/12

Stephanie Cutter is the Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012 and earlier today she lied about Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Others joined in, including Former Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Cutter tweeted the following: Can't make this up. Mitt rolls out span-language ads today, then touts support of KS Sec St Kris Kobach, who called immigration a plague. A search through several...

Temporary Protected Status extended 18 more months (El Salvador) - 01/10/12

As you can see by the next link, nothing says "Permanent" quite like Temporary Protected Status. That government program allows foreign citizens to stay in the U.S. on a "temporary" basis due to disasters or strife in their homelands. It's important to note that those covered by it are here legally: they aren't illegal aliens. The issue is that TPS keeps getting extended year after year. Another...

Obama voting push: relaxes Green Card wait time for illegal alien family members (Luis Gutierrez) - 01/06/12

From this: Obama administration officials announced on Friday that they will propose a fix to a notorious snag in immigration law that will spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from immigrant spouses and children. Illegal immigrants who are married to or are children of American citizens are generally allowed under the law to become legal residents with a...

DHS gives in to Luis Gutierrez demand to halt a deportation; Gutierrez keeps promoting bad policy - 01/04/12

... Gutierrez to go to bat for you. The Obama immigration policy is a recipe for even more illegal immigration now or in the future when the economy improves. Martha's case certainly might pull some heartstrings, and that's why Gutierrez is involved. The problem is that there are millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. in a similar position and unless we're going to declare something approaching open...

AttackWatch misleads about Obama's immigration amnesty (Adam Serwer, Politifact) - 09/14/11

... chance of being deported (see Obama immigration, Janet Napolitano, and Department of Homeland Security). In some past cases, the Obama administration has even given work permits to known illegal aliens. They're going to continue that and give work permits to some of those who'll be released under the new mini-amnesty. So, clearly, the Obama administration is going to turn a blind eye to hundreds...

Congress might hold hearings about Obama's mini-amnesty (McCaul, Gallegly) - 09/01/11

Congress might be holding hearings on Obama's mini-amnesty for up to (and maybe more than) 300,000 illegal aliens. From this unverified article [1]: ..(Elton Gallegly) and (Michael McCaul) will be conducting hearings as soon as Congress reconvenes. McCaul told American Thinker that he hopes to enact legislation that prevents the president from implementing this directive and will look to see if...

Obama's mini-amnesty is so bad Luis Gutierrez supports it - 08/31/11

How bad is Obama's mini-amnesty that would cover up to (and maybe more than) 300,000 illegal aliens? Bad enough to win the support of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (see the link). At a press conference yesterday at the Mexican government-linked Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (see that link too), Gutierrez said (link): "The President recognizes that too many families and innocent...

Dozens of pro-illegal immigration groups were invited to Obama's mini-amnesty rollout and you weren't - 08/25/11

On August 18, Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security announced an administrative amnesty that could cover 300,000 or more illegal aliens. The PDF here (write-up here) has a peek inside how that sausage was promoted, if not made. (Make sure and see each link if you aren't familiar with these groups; this site has more extensive archives on illegal immigration supporters than almost every...

Obama declares administrative mini-amnesty: will review all 300,000 facing deportation hearings (UPDATE: open the floodgates?) - 08/18/11

Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that he can't declare a blanket amnesty via executive order to cover all the 10-12+ million illegal aliens in the U.S. However, he's just come close by declaring a mini-amnesty that will cover up to 300,000 illegal aliens (link). The Department of Homeland Security will conduct an individual review of all 300,000 deportation hearings with the goal of allowing...

Big Business wants more skilled immigration; Alejandro Mayorkas does their bidding as fast as he can (USCIS, U.S. Chamber, NFAP, AILA, Jacoby, USCCB) - 08/18/11

The National Foundation for American Policy has released a compendium of suggestions to increase skilled immigration [1]. The groups offering suggestions include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AILA, and Tamar Jacoby; see [2] for more. And, as with all other proposals to increase skilled or low-skilled immigration or for amnesty, all of this happens against a backdrop of millions of Americans...

Whitehouse has an attitude problem: favors skilled immigration over U.S. entrepreneurs (Cecilia Munoz, Aneesh Chopra) - 08/15/11

The Obama administration recently announced that they'll be increasing skilled immigration, no Congressional approval required. Only after doing that did they solicit input from citizens by asking for comments on Twitter and Facebook [1]. Their brief summary of the input they received shows yet again that the Obama administration - as with almost all of the establishment - has an attitude problem...

Obama at NCLR: "yes, but..." on immigration enforcement; promotes jobs for possible illegal alien construction workers; DREAM Act; comprehensive reform... - 07/25/11

Barack Obama appeared at the National Council of La Raza convention earlier today; see the last link for our extensive coverage of that group. His unremarkable remarks are at [1]: he didn't really say anything that he hasn't said before. As he's done before, he misled, such as by using the system is broken canard. He also promoted the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal...