Obama’s Amnesty Monologue

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What stake do these people hold in immigration?  The businesses and their lobbyists want cheap labor.  For example, ICE has estimated that up to 25% of the employees at some Cargill plants are here illegally.  On multiple occasions, Cargill administrators have been arrested for harboring illegal aliens and helping them obtain fraudulent IDs.

The left wing groups’ stake in immigration is political power.  The Center for American Progress has an ongoing research project called “The Demographic Change and Progressive Political Strategy Series.”  The Center champions the fact that immigration is causing “the voting electorate’s race-ethnic composition…to evolve rapidly” because if “minorities retain their current political leanings, this shift in the distribution of voters should substantially advantage the Democrats.”

All of these “stakeholders” are at odds with the constituents they purport to represent.  When the National Association Evangelicals made a statement in favor of amnesty in 2009, 75% of the individual member denominations refused to sign on.

The non-partisan Center for Immigration Studies regularly commissions Zogby International to poll different constituent groups on immigration.  They asked evangelicals if they preferred putting illegal immigrants on the “pathway to citizenship” or enforcing the law to have them “return home.”  Evangelicals supported enforcement over amnesty by over a 6-1 margin.

While African Americans and Union households had slightly more liberal views on immigration, the vast majority are at odds with Al Sharpton and Richard Trumka.  When asked the same question, only 30% of blacks and 28% of Union households supported amnesty.

Unions used to take a very different view on immigration.  The founder of the Trumka’s union Samuel Gompers wrote in 1921, “Those who favor unrestricted immigration care nothing for the people. They are simply desirous of flooding the country with unskilled as well as skilled labor of other lands for the purpose of breaking down American standards.”

When assessing the assortment of race hustlers, left wing ideologues, and corporate lobbyists who Obama teams up with to promote amnesty, Gompers words ring truer than ever ninety years later.

The real stakeholders in our immigration are the 16 million unemployed Americans who have to compete against the 8 million illegal aliens in the workforce and over 1.5 million foreign workers we allow into the country legally each year.  They are the ranchers in Texas and Arizona who see their property destroyed and lives threatened by invading drug cartels.  They are the students who have to attend overcrowded schools with resources diverted for bilingual education.  They are the thousands of Americans who have been murdered, raped, and robbed by illegal aliens.

The next time Obama wants a “conversation” about immigration, he should consider their voices as well.

J.D. Hayworth represented Arizona in the United States Congress from 1995-2007. He is the author of the book. Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror.

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  • Jim

    Obama has lost credibility on all fronts. Where he should lose most credibility is amongst the Mexican citizens living on the Mexican side of the border. The drug gangs are using them for target practice. They are committing genocide which they could not do if America put up a wall and kept the drug peddlers out. With out easy access to America's drug head dollars they would not assemble in northern Mexico and murder innocent people. Obama is an enabler of the murderers for not protecting America. When he is voted out of office America should have a "Good Riddance Day"

  • geez

    Exactly right Jim.
    Obama (like Clinton) just can't grasp the idea that some words have actual universal meaning that a child understands. Clinton didn't understand the definition of sex, and Obama doesn't understand the definition of law. We can't survive 4 more years of Obama "leadership". How could anyone believe this egomaniac could give a rats behind about Americans when he doesn't do a damn thing to help his own family. If you had his resources would you let your family live in dirt floored huts while you parade around like King Tut? 2012 is the time to put this loser on the book tour.

  • davarino

    Here in Austin Texas the hippies have a slogan that shows the degredation of our society, its "keep Austin wierd". So wierder is better? Its fun to be wierd as long as it doesnt have real/wierd consequences. Beyond flooding the nation with cheap labor, crime, over crowded schools, and just the illegality of it, I cant order a burger and fries any more without a lot of hand signals and acting out my order only to get home and find out I got something totally different. Its time our youth went back to work at McDonald's again to learn how to work and the illegals can go back home and teach their people how to be wierd.

  • Lady_dr

    Furthermore Davarino – if we stopped providing student “loans” etc. it would 1) save the taxpayers a load of money, 2) force American students to pay for their “education” themselves, and 3) keep the money in the USA (instead of having it wired to every part of the 3rd world. AND maybe, just maybe American’s youth might start demanding real courses with real contents and therefore actually get an education instead of an indoctrination, and maybe they would even study and learn something useful. They could pick up a work-ethic along the way while also being too busy and too broke to spend their time and money on drugs and booze.

    This would be a win-win situation for all of america..

  • sara

    I can't figure out the big picture here… why would John Sweeney be faxing Mahmoud Abbas? Who is running this White House? http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/exc

  • J676521

    @ Jim
    Decriminalize drugs and this war ends NOW. Decriminilization would ONLY affect the drug lords since we already know that drugs are widely available EVERYWHERE…schools, prisons, and on just about any inner city street corner. Which speaks to the ineffectiveness of the "War on Drugs", which is really just another excuse for the police state to expand. If you want to take drugs-go ahead. I couldn't care less. It's your life and your body. If drugs contribute to a person committing violent crimes, well, we already prosecute them. So what is the point of building walls in order to stop the drug trade which will NOT even be effected by said walls? If the USA bans cupcakes, then the price of cupcakes will skyrocket and they will be transported through tunnels under the walls. It is time for folks to unscrew their heaeds from their hindquarters and begin to understand that we cannot legislate or criminalize this problem away.
    In reference to the mass invasion taking place south of the border: place guards every 2 miles and shoot to kill anyone who dares to cross our border illegally. Problem solved.

  • Amused

    War on DRUGS ? What a joke , it had been lost along time ago .For all the millions spent ,and lives lost and endangered , legalizing them would accomplish a host of benefits .It would cut the drug cartels off at the kneees , it would do the same to the street gangs , for THAT is their source of revenue , it would decrease the trouble on the border, for drugs are an integral part of ilegal immigratiuon from Mexico ..The amounts of money involved are so huge , it corrupts all that it touches , on both sides of the border .A mere fraction of the money saved would go to rehab of those addicted here .Countless lives would be saved , here and in the countries heavily involved in the drug trade . The Federal Beuracracies involved in this so called "war on drugs " seek only to perpetuate themselves , while accomplishing little . Taxing legalized drugs would create revenue and still be cheaper than their price on the streets , people would no longer be killed in street wars , and no one would be stealing from and killing the citizenry to get money for drugs
    You;re DEAD ON RIGHT , @ JIM .

  • Amused

    And don't forget , Al Queda is also financed by drug money Prohibition dod not stop anyone drinking , it just created mobs and got people killed , and was an utter waste of time , money and lives .

  • Amused

    Illegal Immigration ? Another quite simpler solution , which woud produce a side benefit – JOBS .
    A $50,000 fine per illegal employed by ANY COMPANY OR PERSON who hires them .Now most big companies get around the issue by hiring sub contracters who inturn hire illegals .The ONLY language big buisiness understands is MONEY . they inurn would be held responsible to a degree in hiring sub-contractors who employ illegals .
    But als , all of our politicians ON BOTH SIDE OF THE AISLE , have not the cahones to pass such laws , indeed nor to even enforce existing laws …why ? lol…votes of course ! Bush , McCain were the biggest defenders of villegals , Obama;s no exception . Jailtime and Fines , folks , that's the only majic bullet ,and it WILL work .

  • Amused

    ..And YEA , TROOPS ON THE BORDER , that's one of the reasons we have standing armies aint it ? To PROTECT OUR BORDERS ? Withdrawals of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan would easily provide the manpower and keep those men employed . We had better m,ake a decision fast because the border situation is approaching critical mass rapidly .We are already seeing people OTHER THAN MEXICANS seeking work , illegally entering this country .

  • George

    BO has made his political move. BO and his useful idiots know that the key to winning this coming Presidential Election is to get more votes. What better way then to get 12 million + votes from the illegals that were just given amnesty??? Why was Richard Trumpka there at the meeting? The unions are waiting like sharks to get these newly granted citizens into the union for their dues! (Nothing like extortion) Once again, this POTUS and this administration have shown complete disregard for the safety of the citizen of the United States all for political gain and the Sorros plan for a New World Order. Maybe this election Americans will vote for the President on the basis of his policies not, his skin color!

  • Tim Pottorff

    2 years ago, one sounded like a kook to say that Obama is actually a socialist. Now the elite media is trying to sell us the fact that socialism isn't all that bad.
    I fear that we are a doomed empire. There are far too many apathetic voters and worse…there are too many citizens that actually think that the government owes them something and can actually work in some sort of utopian way. We are a blip on the timeline of history.