Obama cheered by illegal alien advocates, but they want more


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Several news reports have brought to light a case involving an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama being arrested last week after he almost struck a police cruiser with his SUV. The incident allegedly occurred in Framingham, Massachusetts. Coincidentally, according to the Washington Times, the 67-year old Obama is being represented by the same lawyer who represented Barack Obama’s illegal alien aunt Zeituni Obama who is still living in the United States.

President Barack Obama’s recent executive order for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to curtail deportations for thousands of illegal aliens pleases Latino voters, but only if his minions follow through with his wishes, according to a police commander, whose mayor opposes immigration enforcement, and who requested anonymity.

Illegal alien groups and their leaders claim that for more than two years Obama disappointed them by not spending as much time on “immigration reform” as he did on bailouts and pushing through a health care bill that few Americans even wanted, the law enforcement veteran said.

“If the president had fought harder for illegal aliens, he’d have lost his battle with the Tea Party and conservatives to pass Obamacare. And Obama knew it,” said political strategist Mike Baker.

“The president this week gave the illegal aliens renewed hope by announcing new rules allowing non-violent illegal immigrants to remain in the country indefinitely. Unfortunately, he never explained how the government will know if an illegal alien — with no identity to speak of — possesses a propensity for violence and crime,” Baker added.

“There has been a lot of skepticism in the Latino community about the President’s willingness to fight on the immigration issue,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said Friday. “So my sense is people will wait to see how the new Homeland Security procedures are implemented and how hard the President fights back against the inevitable backlash from Fox [News] and the Republicans.”

Gutierrez is well-known by the law enforcement community for his characterization of immigration enforcement agents as being “the Gestapo.”

One of his main cohorts in fighting for amnesty for Latinos is Clarissa Martinez of La Raza. La Raza is viewed by many as a radical group of Mexicans whose ultimate goal is the retaking of the U.S. Southwest.
“We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are migrants, free to travel the length and breadth of the Americas because we belong here. We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population,” said Jose Angel Gutierrez, founder and spokesman of La Raza.

Rep. Peter King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee accused Obama of cherry picking which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

“This new non-enforcement policy announced by the Obama Administration Thursday is a blatant attempt to grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens in this country, and is totally unacceptable. In reality, this decision to vastly expand the exercise of ‘prosecutorial discretion’ in enforcing our federal immigration laws means that the Administration will now be, in a huge number of cases, simply ignoring those laws,” said King.

While Obama’s move caused anger among many GOP lawmakers and citizens groups, it was praise by the Democrats.

“This is the Barack Obama I have been waiting for and that Latino and immigrant voters helped put in office,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez told New York Daily News reporter Jack Straw.

Sen. Dick Durbin, a close Obama ally and one of the loudest immigration reform proponents on Capitol Hill, sounded a similar note this week. The Illinois Democrat said the new policy represents “a fair and just way to deal with an important group of immigrant students.” But Durbin was quick to add that he’ll “closely monitor DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] to ensure it is fully implemented.”
Rep. Peter King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee accused Obama of cherry picking which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

“This new non-enforcement policy announced by the Obama Administration Thursday is a blatant attempt to grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens in this country, and is totally unacceptable. In reality, this decision to vastly expand the exercise of ‘prosecutorial discretion’ in enforcing our federal immigration laws means that the Administration will now be, in a huge number of cases, simply ignoring those laws,” said King.

While progressives in the Democrat Party have praised the change as being fair and a matter of common-sense, Republicans are describing it as an end-around Congress, which defeated a similar proposal in December 2010, before the GOP took control of the House of Representatives.

Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Border Security, stated that the change is “a blatant attempt to grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens in this country.”

King cited Obama’s remarks from July: “On July 25, in a speech to the National Council of La Raza, the President himself said, ‘I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own…but that’s not how our system works…That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.’ Apparently the President’s understanding of how our system of government works has changed since last month.”

“The President and members of his Administration must enforce this nation’s laws, just as they have sworn in their oaths of office to do,” said the visibly angry Congressman King.

Steven Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which supports tougher immigration enforcement, said that, from a policy standpoint, the new policy ignores existing law and “demoralizes” the enforcement officers charged with rounding up undocumented people.

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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