Question: Is it true that President Obama lied about the new Arizona Immigration Law?
This article and/or blog post reveals the disturbing answer to this question-You Decide:
Obama’s Arizona Immigration Law Hypocritical Lie–Posted on The National Center For Public Policy Research Center-By Amy Ridenour-On April 28, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this blog post:
“President Obama told a crowd in Ottumwa, Iowa:
- Now,suddenly, if you don’t have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed—that’s something that could potentially happen… That’s not the right way to go.
A lie, actually, unless you steal the ice cream or commit some other crime while doing so, and are here illegally, in which case, you have every reason to expect the federal government Obama heads to “harass” you as well.
The federal government’s Secure Communities Program checks the fingerprints of suspects during the process of a normal arrest, even when they are arrested by police officers in Arizona.
President Obama’s 2010 budget expands the Secure Communities program.
Note: These are the web sites, articles and/or blog posts relating to the federal government’s current Secure Communities Program mentioned above:
Obama and immigration: A lawsuit against Arizona?–Posted on USA.com-By David Jackson-On April 28, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“We know President Obama doesn’t like the new Arizona immigration law.
The question is whether he is willing to sue over it.
The administration is assessing all options, “including the possibility of a court challenge,” Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday. A lawsuit could play a major role in the Nov. 2 congressional elections.
The Arizona law basically requires all migrants to carry documentation. Defenders of the law say it reflects the federal failure to police the Mexican border. Critics say it exposes all Hispanic residents to police harassment.
Those critics include President Obama, who told a crowd in Iowa: “Now, suddenly, if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed—that’s something that could potentially happen … That’s not the right way to go.”
As for a potential lawsuit, Obama is deferring to the Justice Department and White House attorneys. “I think that the president will hear back from his team sooner than later,” spokesman Bill Burton said.
A lawsuit would have political ramifications. All across Washington, Democrats and Republicans are assessing how the immigration issue—turbo-charged by the Arizona law—will affect their chances with the growing Hispanic vote.
How might politics affect the decision to go to court? White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama is concerned with the impact of the law. “The president simply believes this is a fundamentally unfair law and has asked the Department of Justice to look into it,” Gibbs said.
This issue will play out for months—the law won’t take effect until 90 days after the Arizona Legislature adjourns.
The congressional elections are six months from Sunday.”
Secure Communities: Mission–Posted on The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site-On August 13, 2009:
These are pertinent excerpts from this web site:
“Secure Communities: A Comprehensive Plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens is a Department of Homeland Security initiative that improves public safety by implementing a comprehensive, integrated approach to identify and remove criminal aliens from the United States. The Secure Communities Program Management Office coordinates all ICE planning, operational, technical, and fiscal activities devoted to transforming, modernizing, and optimizing the criminal alien enforcement process. ICE plans to spend $1.4 billion of Congressional appropriations for criminal alien enforcement efforts in FY 2009.
Secure Communities: A Comprehensive plan to Identify and Remove Criminal Aliens is built on three pillars that address specific challenges.”
Obama’s Controversial Two-Step Moves in Direction of Immigration Reform–Posted on ImmigrationImpact.com-By Andrea Nill-On May 20, 2009:
These are the pertinent excerpts from this blog post:
“After boosting border enforcement, the Obama Administration recently announced that it will also increase funding for a troublesome program started by George W. Bush. The controversial program gives Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unregulated access to the immigration information of every person in local prisons across the United States. Although Obama may be sending mixed signals as he paves a road to immigration reform—signals that frustrates many of his most steadfast supporters—he also understands that he must smooth the way for immigration reform by restoring the confidence of the American public and prove that the government is capable of upholding the rule of law.
Immigration enforcement is fundamentally a federal responsibility, but state and local governments can and should play a role in helping the federal government remove violent criminals from American society. Obama’s focus on catching hardened criminals represents the right prioritization of resources that are being funneled in the wrong direction. Rather than addressing the serious problems associated with the Bush Administration’s “Secure Communities” program, Obama’s 2010 budget, which allots $200 million for the program, seeks to expand rather than mend the deeply flawed initiative.
In an ideal world, Secure Communities would catch and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes, rather than those who otherwise abide by the law. However, the terminal imperfections of the program are outlined by The National Immigration Law Center (NILC):
“Secure Communities has a deceptively benign appearance because of its name and purported focus on criminals. But the program applies to immigrants regardless of guilt or innocence, how or why they were arrested, and whether or not their arrests were based on racial or ethnic profiling or were just a pretext for checking immigration status.”
Without comprehensive immigration reform, the expansion of the Secure Communities program is essentially a slower and a more potentially devastating manifestation of “attrition through enforcement.”
Effective and meaningful oversight, resources, and implementation of the program are necessary to ensure that harmless immigrants don’t languish in jail. Until comprehensive immigration reform is passed, it’s unlikely that the needed infrastructure for Secure Communities will be in place.
Yet, Obama’s pro-migrant critics shouldn’t lose hope. While some may see his decisions as moving two steps forward and one or more steps back, the Obama administration sees its actions as necessary when it comes to making a strong case for comprehensive immigration legislation in the near future. The White House agenda is on track with what Obama announced last month:
“If the American people don’t feel like you can secure the borders, then it’s hard to strike a deal that would get people out of the shadows and on a pathway to citizenship who are already here…The attitude of the average American is going to be, well, you’re just going to have hundreds of thousands of more coming in each year.”
The media has started equating Obama’s actions with back-tracking, progressives are questioning the integrity of his agenda, and hard-line immigration activists are questioning his loyalty. Yet, for once, it might make sense to take heed to anti-immigrant advocates who are approaching Obama with deep suspicion. Mark Krikorian, an avid restrictionist, crudely proclaims that the move is “obviously intended to strengthen the administration’s hand in making the political case” for a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, something that anti-immigrant advocates persistently misrepresent as mere “amnesty.” Restrictionists are counting on the failure of the Administration’s tactics. Obama’s political calculations concerning comprehensive immigration reform may be costly and controversial, but to abandon a President who has repeatedly stated his commitment to fixing our immigration system could doom the prospects of reform altogether.”
D.C. area jurisdictions begin immigration checks on inmates–Posted on The Washington Post-By Josh White, Washington Post Staff Writer-On April 22, 2010:
These are the pertinent excerpts from this article:
“Eight law enforcement agencies in Virginia and Maryland have recently joined a sweeping federal program that aims to identify and deport illegal immigrants who commit serious crimes.
The agencies join about 150 other jurisdictions in 19 states as part of a program the Obama administration hopes will be in all 3,100 local jails nationwide by 2013.
The Secure Communities program, part of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement effort to streamline how it identifies and removes criminal illegal immigrants, allows local law enforcement officers to check fingerprints against the FBI criminal database and the Department of Homeland Security’s biometric database. Officials hope that the system will more efficiently prevent serious criminals from being released back onto the streets.
Arlington, Fauquier, Loudoun and Stafford counties, along with the City of Alexandria, are the most recent additions to the program, ICE officials announced last week. They join Prince William and Fairfax counties in Virginia. A week earlier, officials announced that Frederick, St. Mary’s and Queen Anne’s counties in Maryland had joined the effort, which was underway in Prince George’s County. ICE officials said this week that they are working with the District to deploy the program as well.
“Secure Communities is a great tool in helping us to enforce the law and send a message that there is a cost to coming into the country illegally,” Neil H. MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement. “In most cases, we are targeting those with a criminal background. We are taking them off the streets and out of our communities, and we are potentially deterring them from returning to the United States and committing further crimes.”
The new process automatically alerts federal officials when illegal immigrants are arrested and their fingerprints are compared to those in the databases, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to review the case and determine whether deportation is a priority. The Obama administration has said it wants to focus on illegal immigrants who commit serious or violent crimes.
Although advocates for immigrants fear the program could lead police to preemptively arrest people to check their immigration status, federal authorities say Secure Communities targets illegal immigrants who commit crimes and would have been arrested for them in any case. Fairfax Sheriff Stan G. Barry (D), who administered a year-long pilot of the program, praised its ability to help identify threats to the community and have them removed.
Likewise, Loudoun County Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson (I) believes the program will help his county.
“Secure Communities will only improve our local efforts in removing criminal aliens from the country who are involved in gang activity and other serious crimes in our community,” Simpson said in a news release.
According to ICE, since the program was implemented in October 2008, more than 18,800 illegal immigrants charged with crimes such as murder, rape and kidnapping have been identified. More than 4,000 of those people have been removed from the country.
ICE officials hope to continue to expand the program’s reach and expect it to be a nationwide resource by the end of 2013.”
MD Woman Faces Deportation After Selling Phone Cards Without A License: “Residents protest outside PG County jail”–Posted on MyFoxDC.com-By BOB BARNARD/myfoxdc-On April 26, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A 26-year-old Maryland mother of three children is at the center of a deportation fight that is being used to highlight a new law enforcement tool critics claim is being misused to target illegal immigrants.
Here’s the back story: Florinda Fabiola Lorenzo-DeSimilian was arrested at her home last Tuesday for allegedly selling $2 phone cards without a license – a misdemeanor. Her fingerprints were taken when she was booked into the Prince George’s County Correctional Center. Those prints were sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI forwarded them to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There was a hit. Sources say ICE had placed a hold order on Lorenzo-DeSimilian in 2004 for overstaying her visa. She was released from jail last Friday pending a deportation hearing.
On Monday night, CASA of Maryland staged a protest outside the Prince George’s County jail. About 60 members of the county’s Latino community are calling attention to Lorenzo-DeSimilian’s case. They’re blaming correctional officials for sending her fingerprints to the FBI.
Prince George’s County is taking part in a new U.S. Homeland Security program called Secure Communities targeting violent criminals. Police officials say it has nothing to do with enforcing federal immigration laws, but acknowledge people charged with misdemeanor crimes will sometimes have their fingerprints sent to the FBI.”
Note: These web sites, articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support the above articles and/or blog posts-You Decide:
Law Professor to Congress: Obama’s Failure to Enforce Immigration Law Is ‘Dereliction of Duties’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Penny Starr-On March 02, 2011:
Islamization and Mexicanization — two designs, same architects–Posted on Laigle’s Forum-By Don Hank-On October 29, 2010:
Ariz. Border Sheriff: Obama’s ‘Got His Hands Wrapped Around Our Throat’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey-On October 01, 2010:
Democrats, Not Colbert, Make a Mockery of the Border–Posted on Floyd Reports-By Ben Johnson-On September 24, 2010:
Video of the Day: The Ugly Truth About Obama, Amnesty, and the SEIU–Posted on ExposeObama.com-On September 23, 2010:
Arizona Sheriff: Obama ‘Undermining’ Law on the Border-Posted on NewsMax.com-By David A. Patten-On September 16, 2010:
Arizona’s unheralded anti-quota initiative highlights Obama’s inconsistent stance on profiling and preferential policies–Posted on The Daily Caller-By Kevin Mooney , The Daily Caller-On September 16, 2010:
Obama Justice Dept. Argued in Favor of Using Race As a Relevant Factor Among Others to Justify Immigration Stops–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Edwin Mora-On August 24, 2010:
Border Patrol Joins ICE Agents to Condemn Obama Administration–Posted on Family Security Matters-By Jim Kouri, CPP-On August 20, 2010:
Explosive new evidence shows ruling of AZ judge illegal-Posted on Examiner.com-By Anthony G. Martin-On July 31, 2010:
Hispanic GOP Group to Announce Support for Arizona Immigration Law–Posted on FoxNews.com-By Joshua Rhett Miller-On July 21, 2010:
Arizona Ceded to Mexico and the Rise of the Obama Police State?–Posted on The Post & Email-By Sher Zieve-On July 11, 2010:
Feds Sue Arizona Over 1070–It Will Be Thrown Out–Posted on The Dave Levine Show-By Dave Levine-On July 6, 2010:
Lax Immigration Laws Encourage Lawless Society–Posted on NewsMax.com-By James Walsh-On July 12, 2010:
Poll: Majority Oppose Justice Department’s Decision to Challenge Arizona’s New Immigration Law-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Christopher A. Guzman-On July 09, 2010:
Does Obama even care about Border Security?–Posted on ExposeObama.com-By Benjamin Chapman, Impeach Obama Campaign-On July 9, 2010:
Open Border Extremists in the DOJ?–Posted on FoxNews.com-On July 8, 2010:
Black Activists Compare Obama’s Arizona Lawsuit to Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”–Posted on National Center For Public Policy Research-On July 8, 2010:
District Court Judge: No Time Frame on Injunction Decision–Posted MyFoxPheonix.com-By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press Writer-Updated on July 7, 2010:
No state give on Obama illegal immigration suit; Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fires back defiantly–Posted on LATimes.com-On July 6, 2010:
Feds vs. state again in suit against Arizona law–Posted on Yahoo News-By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press Writer-On July 7, 2010:
U.S. sues to block Arizona illegal immigrant law–Posted on LATimes.com-By the Associated Press-On July 6, 2010:
Obammigration: “The federal government is surrendering our southern border”–Editorial posted on The Washington Times-On July 6, 2010:
Report: Hezbollah on US-Mexico Border–Posted on NewsMax.com-On July 6, 2010:
TRANSCRIPT: Pres. Obama’s Immigration Reform Speech–Posted on NumbersUSA.com-On July 1, 2010:
Obama’s Speech Misleads Americans on Illegal Immigration & Amnesty–Posted on NewsWire.com-On July 1, 2010:
Inhofe: Obama Trying to Trade Border Security for Sweeping Amnesty-Posted on NewsMax.com-By John Rossomando-On July 1, 2010:
Obama: America’s Borders ‘Just Too Vast’ to Secure–Posted on NewsMax.com-On July 1, 2010:
Did White House jump the gun re: AZ law?–Posted on OnNewsNow.com-By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow-On May 17, 2010:
Napolitano Hasn’t Reviewed ‘In Detail’ the Arizona Immigration Law She’s Criticized–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor-On May 17, 2010:
Holder hasn’t read Arizona law he criticized–Posted on The Washington Times-By Stephen Dinan-On May 13, 2010:
Eric Holder on Arizona Law: “I have not read it yet”–Posted on YouTube.com-By MacSlavo-On May 13, 2010:
McCain: Obama Speaks Falsely on Ariz. Immigration–Posted on NewsMax.com-On May 13, 2010:
Arizona Immigration Law Identical to Federal Laws Requiring Alien Documentation, Says Attorney–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer-On May 5, 2010:
Gallup Poll: 9 Out of 10 Americans Say Secure the Border This Year-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief-On May 5, 2010:
Illegals Do Not Deserve a Free Pass–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Edward Koch-On May 4, 2010:
Rush: Obama ‘afraid’ of eligibility question? “Talk-radio icon suggests prez ‘touchy on the subject of producing your papers’”–Posted on WND.com-On April 29, 2010:
‘Arab terrorists’ crossing border: “Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico”–Posted on WND.com-By J. Zane Walley-On October 19, 2001:
Obama and Media Hyperventilate Over Immigration Law-Posted on ExposeObama.com-By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Expose Obama-On April 30, 2010:
Immigration Bill Stirs Resistance in Community-Posted on TucsonWeekley.com-By JOHN DEDIOS-On April 30, 2010:
Morning Bell: An Appetite for Real Immigration Reform–Posted on The Heritage Foundation-On April 30, 2010:
Napolitano: U.S.- Mexico Border ‘As Secure Now As It Has Ever Been’–Posted CNSNews.com-By Edwin Mora-On April 29, 2010:
McCain Tells Newsmax: Crime, Drugs Sparked Arizona Law; Declares Bipartisanship Dead in Washington–Posted on NewsMax.comOn April 29, 2010:
Federal government is wrong on everything…number of illegal aliens is no exception–Posted on Examiner.com-By Dave Gibson-On April 29, 2010:
Justice Department: Border Patrol Agents Assaulted Daily, Kidnappings Every 35 Hours in Phoenix, 1 in 5 Teens Using Drugs Predominantly Supplied by Mexican Traffickers–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief-On April 28, 2010:
How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens–Posted on HumanEvents.com-By Michelle Malkin-On April 28, 2010:
Obama Anti-Arizona Police–Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 28, 2010:
McCain: Arizona Had to Crack Down On Immigration–Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:
Cafferty Blasts Obama and the Dems For the Arizona Law–Posted on YouTube.com-By Speakmymind02-On April 26, 2010:
AG: Court Challenge Possible On Immigration Law–Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:
Left, Media Border on Illegal Race War: “They can’t decide how they think right is ‘racist,’ but they will claim it on every issue from health care to immigration”–Posted on BusinessandMedia.org-By Dan Gainor, The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow, Business & Media Institute-On April 28, 2010:
Run for the Border–Posted on RegularFolksUnited.com-By El Cid-On April 27, 2010:
GINO’S DEMAND TO GOVERNOR GIBBONS: “Arizona: Illegals: quo warranto demand letter”–Posted on GinoForGovernor.com:
Note: These are other articles and/or blog posts that reveal Obama’s lying streak before and after his election-You Decide:
The Obama-Ayers meeting: What you haven’t been told: “Most exhaustive investigation ever into prez’s background, radical ties”–Posted on WND.com-On May 2, 2010:
McCotter Floor Remarks on Obama: So this is what change looks like…–Posted on Personal Liberty Digest-By Bob Livingston-On April 30, 2010:
Obama Lies about Campaign Donors–Posted on ExposeObama.com-On April 23, 2010:
Obama surfaces in Rekzo’s federal corruption case: “Source confirmed Obama is the unnamed “political candidate” referred to in document which outlines case against Rezko”–Posted on SunTimes.com-By DAVE MCKINNEY, NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND TIM NOVAK Staff Reporters-On January 20, 2008:
Barack Obama Lies To America–Posted on YouTube.com-By ivanleonari –On March 22, 2008:
OBAMA: PRO-WAR, PRO-TYRANNY, ANTI-CHOICE, AND A RECORD OF LYING TO EVERYONE–Posted CreativeYouth.org:
Note: These web sites, articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support my recent blog posts-You Decide:
U.S. Southwest Border Smuggling and Violence!
Threat of the Mexican drug cartel, illegal border-crossers and “sanctuary cities”!
ICE chief says feds might not ‘process’ illegals arrested in Arizona!
Arizona-Style Rebellions Over Immigration Spread!
Obama is fomenting a race war?
How the “Illegal Immigration” issue affects our everyday lives!
American Flag Clothing Sparks New Protest!
Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico!
Is “Illegal Immigration” Illegal?
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
Do Alinsky’s Rules Define This Administration’s Governing Style?
Has President Obama Gone Off The Deep End?
Is Obama Employing the Cloward-Piven Strategy?
Note: This video is extremely appropriate –You Decide:
Ray Stevens – God Save Arizona–Posted on YouTube.com-By danthemusicman405-On August 05, 2010:
“Food For Thought”
“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”