Obama Promises to Gut Immigration Reform Once It’s Passed

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Obama isn’t too good at keeping his promises, but I think that we can all agree that this is one promise that he is bound to keep.

The president made clear that he expected the people in the room to support the Senate proposal even if they had doubts about some details, participants said. Once an overarching plan was locked in place by Congress, Obama told the group, the administration would be able to revisit some of their concerns and figure out ways to improve it.

I bet. The few restrictions and protections in Amnesty 2013 have already been mostly gutted. Now Obama is promising to gut the rest.

This was the same strategy regarding the 1986 law — once you have the amnesty, gut the enforcement. By the end of FY 1991, 2.5 million illegals were safely amnestied, out of the eventual total of 2.7 million. For that reason, Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy felt confident enough to try to repeal the ban on hiring illegals, which was the core of the amnesty-for-enforcement bargain in the 1986 law.

In other words, once the pro-amnesty side got what it wanted, it moved to welsh on the deal. One of their allies in working to gut enforcement was La Raza official Cecilia Munoz, author of a report calling for reneging on the deal and repealing the illegal-employment ban. Munoz is now in charge of immigration policy at the White House.

But with Obama in the White House, the ’86 sellout would be a fond memory. This is an administration that rules by executive order, that selectively enforces the law and dares anyone to stop them. What was done with a scalpel in ’86 will be done with a hatchet this time around if Republicans allow themselves to be tricked into backing amnesty.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    To expect the Lawbreaker-in-Chief to respect the law is to whistle Dixie…it ain't gonna happen. This is precisely why his top law officer, AG Holder, is who he is – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/20/what-are-the-

    He is a brazen revolutionary!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Spikey1

    Sign at the border:
    No TRESpassing!
    They will no longer come into this country three at a time, they just will come in groups of four or more.

  • retired

    The problem is not Obama & the Democrats,They're a known Quantity.
    The problem is with the the establishment Republicans who are gutless,spineless worms.They are too involved in their own Byzantine conspiracies (Karl Rove & his pals) & not the needs of the American people.
    I recall reading about the historic arguments in Congress prior to the American Civil War.Political figures on both sides of the main issue of the times,slavery,were very adamant & emotional in their beliefs.Regardless of whether their cause was right or wrong,they felt strongly enough to put a lot of heat into their arguments.Today's establishment Republicans seem to be a crew of good ole boys who just want to be polite & courteous to their fellow politicians in the Democratic party.They don't really care about the public,they just want their turn at the national cash register.Both parties seem intent upon kicking the can down the road.Buying time in office & using that time to stuff their pockets with graft.
    That's how far we have sunk,that we have these moral cretins making important decisions concerning the future of America!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Without opposition, why wouldn't evil seize control?

  • Rifleman

    This reminds me of Clinton telling a democrat audience before he was sworn in for his second term that he would gut the welfare reform law. He finally signed it, after vetoing it several times, when he had to for his reelection. He could tweak enforcement a good bit, but he couldn't really gut it. I laugh when the msm calls it "Clinton welfare reform," rhese days, and even wild bill himself acts like it was his idea.

    Hussein gets away with whatever he does, the msm has his back, so I don't see the border being secured or immigration laws being effectively enforced 'til he's gone.

    Twenty or thirty years ago if you told me a racial supremacist who was an official in a racial supremacist group known as "The Race," would be in charge of US immigration policy, I would have laughed at you. It doesn't surprise me a bit though, that it's the democrat party doing it. They've always been the party of bigotry and racism.

  • cynthia curran

    The problem is with the the establishment Republicans who are gutless,spineless worms.They are too involved in their own Byzantine conspiracies (Karl Rove & his pals) & not the needs of the American people. Bush supported giving loans to illegal hispanics to buy houses and work construcation. He talks several times about increasing minority ownership.

  • owmyballs

    “What was done with a scalpel in ’86 will be done with a hatchet this time around if Republicans allow themselves to be tricked into backing amnesty.”

    Good point about the Dictator in Training but Republican party policy is to support colonization by Mexico. Besides the old desire for cheap labor, the party stupidly dreams of hordes of Mexicans becoming Republican voters. They don’t care about the tiny proportion of illegal invaders from other countries because those groups represent a tiny proportion of possible Republican voters. I had to deal with this hopelessly retarded mindset from my Representative in NC, of all states. Plenty of Red state Republican Reps and Senators feel the same way. .

  • John DiPaolo

    Attn Republicans:
    There are more ditto heads than Hispanic voters. Don't throw your base under the bus. The few Hispanic votes you pick up will be more than offset by white voter losses and the Democratic friendly voter demographic.