Obama pushes immigration reform at ceremony for new citizens
At a ceremony honoring 25 new citizens on Independence Day at the White House, president Obama pushed his immigration reform agenda, saying “If we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest from beyond our shores, we’re going to have fix our immigration system, which is broken, and pass common-sense immigration reform.”
Mewanwhile, tens of thousands of desperately poor, illiterate, kids who came from Central America largely because his policies encouraged their trek, are being held on the border. These aren't exactly the "best and brightest from beyond our shores" but we can only expect more of the same if we do as he asks.
The ceremony took place as the Obama administration struggles to deal with a surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who, under U.S. law, must be sent back to their home countries. Advocates of overhauling U.S. immigration policy want Mr. Obama to allow the children to stay.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday there is a crisis on the Mexican border.
“The border between the U.S. and Mexico is less secure than at any point in the recent past,” Mr. Perry testified to the House Homeland Security Committee, holding a field hearing in McAllen, Texas. “Secure this border, Mr. President. Finally, address this issue and secure this border.”
Mr. Obama said on Friday that immigration is central to America’s identity.
“The basic idea of welcoming immigrants to our shores is central to our way of life,” he said. “It is in our DNA. We believe our diversity, our differences, when joined together by a common set of ideals, makes us stronger, makes us more creative, makes us different.”
He told the new citizens: “We shouldn’t be making it harder for the best and the brightest to come here and create jobs here and grow our economy here. We should be making it easier. That’s why I’m going to keep doing everything I can do to make our immigration system smarter and more efficient, so hardworking men and women like all of you have the opportunity to join the American family and to serve our great nation, so we can be stronger and more prosperous and more whole together.”
The unskilled, unemployed, ignorant illegal aliens who are sitting in detention camps aren't going to pay any attention to the president's glowing words about the "best and the brightest." As far as they're concerned,. they have as much right to enter America as someone with a doctorate in computer science. Obama's words are hollow - as is the rest of his "border security" plan and other reforms he says he wants to make.
And even the teenage illegal aliens can see throught them.