First Lady Panders To LULAC

by GREGORY D. LEE July 17, 2014


On July 10, 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Unity Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel in New York City. What she said went far beyond the duties of First Lady. She actually encouraged more illegal immigration. "We cannot afford to wait on Congress to lift up our next generation," she said." Then she added, "We can't afford to wait on anybody when it comes to our kids' futures. Your grandparents and parents didn't wait for opportunity to come to them, no, they packed up their families and moved to this country for a better life." She forgot to mention that the families she's referring to are illegal aliens.

When was the last time a First Lady encouraged anyone to violate federal law? She also went on to remind her fellow Democrats, "Make no mistake about it," the First Lady said, "we have to keep on fighting as hard as we can on immigration, and as my husband said, we are going to do whatever administrative action it takes to fix this broken system."

Is there any doubt why over 50,000 illegal alien children have poured over the southern border since last October? The increase in unaccompanied child illegal entries can be traced directly to President Obama's policies such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012. This memorandum suggests prosecutorial discretion in the deportation of illegal alien children 16 years old and younger, which were brought here illegally by their parents. Yet, the White House, Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and Sen. Harry Reid insist that the southern border is secure. What did they expect when the president directs his Department of Homeland Security to not deport illegal alien children? Now the First Lady is beating the drum for more illegal immigration. The next thing you know, the Border Patrol will be passing out voter registration cards to the illegal aliens they apprehend.

U.S. immigration law is "broken" because liberal Democrats have done everything possible to ensure it became dysfunctional. To appease the majority of voters who want border control, Democrats twice passed laws to erect a fence along the southern border, and then refused to appropriate the money to build it. At the federal and state level, Democrats pass laws giving illegal aliens the ability to obtain driver licenses. They pass legislation allowing for more Third World unskilled immigrants to migrate, all of which require public assistance. They allow illegal aliens to receive free housing and education, in-state tuition for college, join the welfare rolls, and receive free medical care, food stamps, and Obama phones. The list goes on and on.

Illinois Democrat Congressman Luis Gutierrez surrounds himself with illegal alien families facing deportation in front of the Chicago media, and openly calls for President Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations. The same Congressman recently appeared on Face The Nation. When Bob Schieffer asked him if he thought the southern border should be secure before any comprehensive immigration reform is passed, Gutierrez told him, with a Cheshire cat smile on his face, that the southern border was secure.

It's obvious that liberal Democrats want open borders to allow a new generation of illegal immigrants to be dependent on government for their survival. They see these illegal immigrants as a pool of future Democrat voters to further their socialistic agenda.

President Obama's lack of immigration enforcement has given false hope to tens of thousands of desperate Central American and Mexican children and their families who have dangerously traveled hundreds of miles, led by money gouging human smugglers, at a cost of thousands of dollars, that could have been better spent on their children in their home countries. 

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the author of three criminal justice textbooks. While on DEA diplomatic assignment in Pakistan, he was involved in the investigation of several notable terrorism events and arrests. He recently retired after more than 39 years of active and reserve service from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Five Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division Command, better known as CID. In 2011 he completed a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan while on special assignment to the Special Operations Command Europe. Visit his website at and contact him at

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