Obama’s Naked Hispanic Pandering
by GREGORY D. LEE
June 26, 2012
Last week President Barack Hussein Obama took the unprecedented step to circumvent Congress and institute a form of the so-called "Dream Act" that the House of Representatives refused to enact into law.
By directing his Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel deportations of illegal aliens between the ages of 19 and 30 who came to the U.S. with their parents, and directing U.S. Attorneys to use "prosecutorial discretion," President Obama has unilaterally implemented his version of the Dream Act without any authority to do so. The president's excuse is that "It's the right thing to do." With an election year, President Obama must rely on Hispanic voter support for a second term in office. Surely this didn't have anything to do with his decision.
The president said that each illegal alien affected by his decision would be reviewed individually. His order applies to those 30 and under who were brought to the U.S. as children, have completed high school or earned a GED, and who don't have record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors. It seems to me that these illegal alien "children" have learned from their parents they are in the country illegally. A 28-year old high school graduate should be mature enough to know his or her mere presence in the country makes him/her subject to arrest and deportation. This illegal is now making an adult, conscious decision to remain illegally in the country. Did any of these people consider "doing the right thing," and returning to their home country to seek legal immigration?
In reading an AP report on how this new protected class of people feels about President Obama's decision, a recent UCLA graduate with a bachelor's degree in sociology said she could now seek employment to put her education to work. How did this illegal alien make it through a prestigious California University without being questioned about her legality? Liberal California politicians see no problem with an illegal alien taking a highly sought after seat at UCLA. They ignore the fact that illegal aliens are depriving the children of taxpaying U.S. Citizen California residents the opportunity to attend the college.
President Obama has no issue with these illegal aliens joining the workforce to further deprive U.S. Citizens of jobs, despite unemployment rates above eight percent. About 30 percent of all people between 19 and 30 cannot find work; now it will be even harder for them to do so. College educated illegal alien children will now compete with U.S. citizen college graduates for the opportunity to launch their careers, all for the sake of President Obama's re-election.
What the Hispanic community should be focused on instead is President Obama invoking executive privilege in the release of subpoenaed documents connected to the "Fast and Furious" debacle. Without the documents, it may never be clear if Attorney General Eric Holder, or possibly the president himself, was the "shot-caller" in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigation that knowingly allowed fraudulently purchased semi-automatic assault weapons to be smuggled to Mexico for use by its violent drug cartels. Allowing those weapons to "walk" to Mexico without any chance of their being traced to the cartels and recovered, directly led to the killing of hundreds of Mexican citizens and American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Where's the hue and cry from the Hispanic community about this?
President Obama is assuming two things: Hispanics will overwhelmingly vote Democrat this next election cycle because of his backdoor amnesty, and all illegal aliens want to become U.S. Citizens. Many Hispanics are social and fiscal conservatives, and many illegal aliens are simply in the U.S. to earn what they can before returning to Mexico or Central America with more money in their pockets than if they had worked in their home countries.
Hispanics want the same things as other ethnic groups: financial security. When they realize President Obama's economic and domestic policies have failed after three and a half years of trying, many will seek a change in leadership, trumping the immigration issue in favor of their own pocketbooks.
Legal Hispanic immigrants realize that blanket backdoor immunity further lessens their chance of securing employment, and that is obviously the wrong thing to do.
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 athttp://www.gregorydlee.com/ and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.