Obama Will Not Enforce Most Laws Even After an Amnesty

Believe President Obama on Immigration: He Will Not Enforce Most Laws Even After an Amnesty

“As currently being discussed, ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ will entail some form of amnesty for most or all of the 10-15 million illegal aliens believed to reside here . . . to sweeten the bitter pill that Congress and the president will try to get the American public to swallow, amnesty and immigration increases will be packaged with new laws…” says FAIR’s Ira Mehlman in a Townhall.com op-ed.

“There can be little doubt, however, that these new enforcement provisions will be utterly meaningless. President Obama has already made it clear in a thousand different ways that he will not carry them out.”

Obama to ‘Quickly’ Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control

“President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama’s actions will reportedly be done ‘quickly,'” notes the Weekly Standard blog.

“An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well,” reports the Huffington Post.

Frum: Mass Immigration Hammers the Working Class

“Jobs? Schmobs. The fiscal cliff debate proceeded with impressive disregard for the economic concerns of ordinary Americans. That disregard does not augur well for the coming debate over immigration reform,” says David Frum at the Daily Beast.

“Nothing shows the class bias of American media like the way we talk about immigration. We almost always talk about it from the point of view of the employer seeking to pay less for labor, rarely from the point of view of the displaced or undercut employee.”

Immigration-Jobs Link is Underreported, Misunderstood

“For employers who want to hire cheap labor, a large immigrant pool to choose from is a wonderful thing. New legal and illegal immigrants benefit, too. They get much-needed jobs. Once legal immigrants obtain permanent residency, they receive work authorization and can immediately begin to look for gainful employment,” says Joe Guzzardi at Thereporter.com.

“History proves that, during uncertain economic times, presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Dwight David Eisenhower managed their immigration policies in a manner designed to help Americans. During the Great Depression, Roosevelt, considered by many to be America’s most liberal president, strictly limited immigration and instead created the Works Progress Administration to benefit struggling citizens.”

Obama Finalizes Another Change to Enforcement, This Time Waivers for Green Card Applicants

“In the latest move to clear paths to legal residency for illegal immigrants, the Obama administration on Wednesday ruled that thousands of foreign spouses and children can stay with their U.S. citizen relatives while applying for green cards. The policy ‘reduces long periods of separation between U.S. citizens and their immediate relatives,’ Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Wednesday in a conference call,” the Journal Advocate writes.

“The Obama administration announced the proposed change early last year, but sought months of public comments before making it final in a rule to be published Thursday in the Federal Register. The policy will take effect on March 4.”

About Author


Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    Superb piece, Ira. You show what a farce enforcement is–it’s almost hard to believe how absurd it will be for an administration who literally tells the world our law and sovereignty is a joke to now take us seriously. Unfortunately, the joke is on America and its citizens.

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    What Really Irritates Me With Obama

    He wastes all his time on Immigration Overpopulation worsening the economy.

    When is he just going to start depopulation [like legal citizens already have done with our 1.7 birthrate the last 3 years] and fixing the economy by SHUTTING IMMIGRATION DOWN. I read even though we do have a depopulation birthrate, immigration is the sole reason we have historically record population growth in America today anyway.

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    Obama is a hate filled bigot. The only change he wants to see is a minority white population minus all guns and totally defenseless.

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    Republican Congressman Lamar Smith’s breakthrough bill (LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL) H.R.2885 is filled with innovations to drive out illegal aliens from labor force, including mandatory E-Verify. For a while it was actually moving in Congress, now the whole policy has gone silent. We really need the Public to yell at their politicians in the state and federal offices, to make this bill a law. A good friend of mine who has three state licenses and two federal licenses for commercial air conditioning and heating has his hands tied because of the weight of Rules and Regulations. In the past his experience would earn him around $5.000 for installation, but now the same job would carry a charge of $15.000. In California he could be heavily fined and lose his license if the stringent laws were not applied. So what has happened, foreign nationals have slipped into this work, without bond or insurance, without the appropriate licenses and stealing legal contractors jobs without undue worry. Pass a well organized and a thoroughly vetted Guest Worker program that must leave on expiry of documentation. Bring to America a limited number of (STEM) workers, who are categorized as high on the career ladder of professional Scientists, Technological, Engineering and Mathematicians. But we MUST exempt the human penniless parasites that come here to live of the taxpayers.


    To further expedite the removal of illegal aliens is a bill that would eliminate (BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP) H.R. 140 for children born to illegal aliens in the U.S as introduced by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. Current U.S. law automatically merits the smuggled children have a fabricated right to citizenship. Each year hundreds of thousands annually gain entry into the country for the very express purpose of creating a U.S. citizenship baby, which can become a conduit for many other family members. The U.S. is about 235 years old and in that time when someone was born in the United States they were instantly a U.S. citizen. The 14th amendment was to award the children of slaves and their descendants after the Civil War, not a doorway for foreign children to gain citizenship. The United States offers food stamps, aid to dependent families and free education to citizen children of other nations. Mothers come here to have a child-birth for free and then collect a lifetime of welfare payments. Now a new reality is upon us, with a high population in this nation and with a growing number of impoverished Americans. This country already is unable to properly take care of its itinerant populace, yet Washington keeps encouraging more and more illegal aliens for the benefit of unconcerned business owners. Both bills need recognition and swiftly moved through committees and read on the House floor and then the Senate. Without these two dormant bills are being enacted hundreds of billions of dollars are being appropriated from your payroll checks, for people who remain here illegally.

    As I have repeated many times the financial implications for another Path to Citizenship or so named Amnesty is incredulous. The Heritage Foundation after analyzing such a gigantic undertaking has placed the price tag at $ 2.4 TRILLION DOLLARS. Obama must be out of his mind to even suggest yet more spending on the illegal aliens, as to do so is just going to drive more disadvantage people to this country even before such a imbecilic decision is made law. We cannot even get this Congress to sever spending when just the U.S. treasury 16 Trillion dollars and climbing is likely to go forward to the next level. Isn’t it time Washington politicians respect the laws already in the Federal Registry? They all should be tarred and feathered accept for a small minority, who believe in the “Rule of Law” and try to vote accordingly. We need more TEA PARTY representatives in the Congress, which are true to their word and will carry out the wishes of all THE PEOPLE. Our country is annually being placed on a slave auction block so lawmakers can offer special favors to the elites and all the special interest groups.

    If you want further advice and information and are ready to investigate the lies of both the Democrats and Republicans, check out TEA PARTY, NUMBERSUSA, ALIPAC, JUDICIAL WATCH, FAIR, VDARE and AMERICAN PATROL. The American people should realize it is time for Public Campaign Contributions and not the theft of our liberties by the special interest groups of moneyed lobbyists, the wealthy, big unions, foreign governments, The United Nations, corporations (Domestic and International) and a whole range of other entities wrecking the tenets of this sovereign nation.