Obama’s Promises on Health Care Have Harmed Amnesty Cause

Obama’s Promises on Health Care Have Harmed Amnesty Cause

The President’s “misspeaking” on his Obama Care pledges have doomed any chance of immigration reform, or any other major reform, for that matter. Obama may go into campaign mode on immigration reform to gain Hispanic votes, but it will be only talk. There can be no comprehensive reform of anything – immigration, entitlements, or the national debt — if legislators and, more importantly, the voters do not trust the President’s word,” says Paul Roderick Gregory at Forbes.

“Irrespective of your views, [amnesty]requires a high degree of trust. Under the Senate bill, the president must enforce border security, decide the disposition of criminal undocumented workers, and set visa regulations, among other things. The Republican s in Congress cannot take the political risk of passing immigration reform to see parts of it enforced, other parts ignored, and yet other parts made unrecognizable by executive order.”

AFL-CIO Spends on Attack Ads Against GOP

“The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, strategists for the labor giant told POLITICO,” Politico reports.

“The powerful progressive group will spend a seven-figure sum on a wave of ads on Spanish-language television, broadcasting some of the most incendiary remarks conservative lawmakers have made about immigrants.”

Chicago Protest Blocks Traffic

“About 120 demonstrators received citations late this afternoon during an immigration rally just outside the Loop,” the Chicago Tribune wrote on Wednesday.

“Chicago police say the demonstrators from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights rally in Chicago blocked traffic on Clark Street south of Congress Parkway for almost an hour. They rallied in front of the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services building, 101 W. Congress Parkway.”


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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    Screw amnesty. There are laws on immigration that have worked for many years. Deport those in the country illegally, enforce the boarder. Don’t let obama get off for not enforcing the boarder and laws.

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    So True Dan

    Its clear to me Obamacare was recklessly developed to pander to the low wage worker overpopulation recently entering America. Perhaps in this haughty mind set, they didn’t believe actually understanding/reading the bill’s ramifications of Obamacare would have, destroying the economy.

    Ditto for the hypothetical amnesty bill.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    True, the healthcare.gov rollout fail has damaged the credibility of this government, as well as the concept of trusting the government to run things for the people. That is, as opposed to the classic American concept of the people electing a government to work for them.

    The amnesty coalition itself is strained: I’m referring to Rep. Gutierrez’s refreshing remarks about select Dreamer group leaders. Mohammad Abdollahi is indeed a manipulative racist and his actions certainly present a risk to his Latino allies; this is an example of a legal immigrant who should not even be in this country. At least now the left is beginning to face the complex truth of the matter: that while there are examples of racism on the right, there are plenty of examples of it on the left, too. Gutierrez’s remarks were the first that I can recall from the comprehensive immigration reform coalition that deals with racism on the left, and I applaud it no matter what his motives are because this is the kind of honesty that we’ll need before this country will ever reach a nation-stabilizing “truce” on the immigration front.

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    We already knew you could not trust these people with their promises of enforcement after an amnesty. We have exhibit A to look at. Senator Chuck Schumer, who was a leader in the House for the “one time” amnesty of 1986. So much so that Reagan thanked him at the signing ceremony.

    And just look at the fiasco involved in people signing up for healthcare. These are people who are US citizens and they want to hand over their money and that isn’t happening. So we are supposed to believe there will be ANY kind of “strict background checks” on 12 million people who have spent decades hiding their true identities and using fake IDs?

    We already know it’s completely dishonest when the president said the border is secure. If it was, people would not still be attempting to cross in large numbers. They do it because odds are that they will get across. If not the first time, then the second. And his “record” deportation numbers include many people just turned around at the border. More of his smoke and mirrors on the whole subject.

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