by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Enforcing immigration law isnt smart because most illegal aliens are not making trouble or causing crimes, Barack Obama told law enforcement officials, just one day after the public learned he had released 36,007 illegal alien murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals into the nations communities.
Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nations laws.
Youve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families, Obama said. Thats just not a good use of our resources. Its not smart. It doesnt make sense, said Obama, who has already directed immigration police to minimize enforcement of illegal living far from the border.
The 88,000 convictions included 193 murders, 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 1,075 aggravated assaults, 1,160 vehicle thefts, and 16,000 convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Obamas call to end the enforcement of immigration law came during a staged event at the White House. The purpose was to stimulate his supporters declining interest in the largely defunct and unpopular 18-month campaign to sharply increase the inflow of immigrants and guest-workers. Obama needs to keep the issue boiling to boost turnout by Latinos in November.
The illegals are folks who are woven into the fabrics of our communities, he said. Their kids are going to school with our kids. Most of them are not making trouble; most of them are not causing crimes. And yet, we put them in this untenuous (sic) position, and it creates a situation in which your personnel, who have got to go after gang-bangers and need to be going after violent criminals and deal with the whole range of challenges, and who have to cooperate with [the federal government] around our counterterrorism activities.
Aww. We are SO mean! We are inconveniencing illegal aliens who commit crimes deemed insignificant by our president, and slowing their path to citizenship, and to the voting booth to support Democrats.
What about the fact that most illegal aliens commit crimes that hurt American citizens simply in order to make a living.
Illegals typically posses fraudulent documents such as forged drivers licenses, fake green cards, and phony birth certificates. Experts suggest that approximately 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use stolen or fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment.
Illegal aliens commit felonies in order to get jobs. Illegal aliens who use fraudulent documents, perjure themselves on I-9 forms, and commit identity theft in order to get jobs.
In fact, after the massive breach of stolen credit card numbers from TARGET stores last fall,the very first arrests linked to the selling of those numbers were of Mexican illegal aliens in Texas.
These are REAL crimes with REAL victims, Mr. President. And it is an outrage for you to belittle the impact on the American victims of illegal alien crime.
Brian Hayes is a former crime reporter from Tampa, FL who currently blogs about immigration issues.