On the morning after that Obama-endorsed primary election disaster in Pennsylvania, the fourth major loss by Obama endorsees, the president welcomed Mexico’s President Calderon to the White House.
This guest of the United States opened by attacking one of the United States, and declaring the following:
“I know that we share the interest in promoting dignified, legal and orderly living conditions to all migrant workers. Many of them, despite their significant contribution to the economy and to the society of the United States, still live in the shadows and, occasionally, as in Arizona, they even face discrimination.”
What I do believe many millions of American citizens wish our president would have told this Mexican guest – in private, or even publicly, is:
“I deeply regret, sir, that as a guest of the United States you have used this occasion to denounce the government of one of the said United States – which citizens of your nation have so massively and illegally invaded. And this begs the question as to why, when you nation continues such rigid policing of your southern borders from any such illegal immigrants, you do not impose the same policing on your border with us, to bring an end to this invasion of my country by citizens of your country.”
Most unfortunately, there was no such public response and very probably no such private response by President Obama.
Instead, after our president met with Mexico’s, Mr. Obama declared:
“For the sake of our shared prosperity and security, we discussed the need for immigration that is orderly and safe, and we acknowledged that both our countries have responsibilities. President Calderon is working hard to create jobs so that more Mexicans see a future of opportunity in their country. …
“To fix our broken immigration system, I reaffirmed my deep commitment to working with Congress in a bipartisan way to pass comprehensive immigration reform. And comprehensive reform means accountability for everybody: government that is accountable for securing the border; businesses being held accountable when they exploit workers; people who break the law by breaching our borders being held accountable by paying taxes and a penalty and getting right with the law before they can earn their citizenship.”
Let me ask just how the president can possibly believe the the aforementioned will in any way detain the continued invasion of Arizona by Mexican criminals called illegal aliens.
President Obama also declared:
“We also discussed the new law in Arizona which is a misdirected effort – a misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system, which has raised concerns in both our countries. Today, I want every American to know, my administration has devoted unprecedented resources in personnel and technology in securing our border. Illegal immigration is down, not up and we will continue to do what’s necessary to secure our shared border.”
Only one day before this Obama claim of reduced illegal immigration, the AP reported:
“In Arizona, illegal crossings are on the rise. … New U.S. Border Patrol statistics show arrests on the Arizona border were up 6 percent – by about 10,000.”
When President Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress, he continued his denunciation of Arizona in declaring:
- The U.S. failure to rein in weapons dealing leaves Arizona vulnerable to the drug war violence wreaking havoc in Mexico.
- Of 75,000 guns seized by Mexican authorities over the last three years, 80 percent are traced to the U.S.
In March of 2009, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified to Congress that there is no factual basis for this claim that up to 90 percent of these weapons come from the U.S.
And for the second day in a row, this Mexican guest denounced the state of Arizona for what he termed “a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree, but also introduced a terrible idea using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement.”
To this outrageous distortion of Arizona’s new law, Utah’s Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch had the following comment:
“The state of Arizona is stepping in where the federal government has failed. It is trying to stop waves of illegal immigrants, many of whom are dangerous gang members and drug and human traffickers, from crossing into its communities. It’s inappropriate for a head of state to question our laws, especially when the state of Arizona only acted in the best interest of its citizens and with the support of 70 percent of its people.”
Another Republican, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, declared:
“It was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws.”
Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer noted:
“Our border is being erased, and the president apparently considers it a wonderful opportunity to divide people along racial lines for his personal political convenience.”
Arizona spends $3 billion a year to educate, medicate and incarcerate illegal aliens. But as has happened with every other state facing this invasion, the federal government has done nothing to stop the flow of illegals from the south.
An e-mailer named Josh Brogan sent me the following:
“The following message was sent to every Mexican consulate in the U.S. of A. today:
“Gentlemen: Will you please inform your president that his views about the laws made in the United States of America are superfluous, unimportant, meddling, inappropriate and in poor taste. Ask him to butt out of our affairs.
“If he fails to understand this comment, please refer him to the federal law upon which the Arizona law is patterned. Then ask him to keep his nose out of American politics until he stops the illegal crossing into the United States of America by Mexican nations.
Another e-mailer named Pete sent me the following:
“In some areas of the country, male African-American unemployment hovers around 50 percent. What is surprising is that many blacks and black politicians support massive immigration and amnesty for illegal immigration even though mass, unskilled immigration has a particularly dramatic impact on their constituents.
“While many black families live in poverty throughout America, black politicians are eager to import more poor people who will compete head-to-head for jobs at the lower end of the economic scale. African-Americans are getting hosed by their own politicians on a grand scale. … Yet from black politicians nary a peep is heard. One explanation is that many black politicians are wealthy and couldn’t care less about the working stiff. Having to compete for jobs with 12 to 30 million illegal aliens is something few black politicians will be faced with, but millions of black and low-income Americans will.”