We've been told lately by President Obama that he is bound by the Constitution to enforce our immigration laws and can't just wave a magic wand ending deportations, although in 2012 he showed he could do just that by allowing nearly 2 million "Dreamers" to remain here "temporarily."
Well, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) says that's not good enough and made it very clear to Mr. Obama during a March 13 meeting with CHC members that from now on things are going to be different. Helping Obama to get his mind right on this issue were CHC chairman Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Xavier Becerra. (Remember that it was Gutierrez who told Fusion's Jorge Ramos in January that Democrats "control" the deportation apparatus.)
Following the meeting, Obama ordered DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to take stock of our deportation procedures to determine how we can make life even easier for our uninvited guests because he (Obama) says he understands the pain associated with families being separated. One wonders, however, whether he also understands the pain of those jobless Americans who go to bed in the evening wondering what's become of their search for a better life. Does he wonder with them about how they will be affected if nearly 12 million illegal aliens are given permits and annual legal immigration is doubled to 2 million people?
Obama's capitulation comes despite irrefutable evidence that there are no "record" deportations. In recent days, both ICE and DHS have acknowledged that the majority of "deportations" are of those stopped at the border and then sent back almost immediately. Further, since 2009 internal deportations have plunged 40 percent. When all is said and done, it is blatantly false to say Obama has deported more illegal aliens than any other president.
So there you have it: The man sworn to "faithfully execute" our laws, surrendering our sovereignty to an arrogant group of 26 politicians who place the interests of illegal aliens above those of the nation as a whole. The rest of us, including the 20 million who can't find full-time work and the Hispanic-Americans CHC allegedly represents, can take a hike. Well, maybe such concerns are best left to a future administration that with any luck at all, just might think in terms of doing the "right thing" for all Americans. If the current attitude of our "representatives" in Congress is any indication, this may be a long time in coming.
It's been said when you don't enforce one law, it breeds contempt for all laws. If this is Obama's idea of "fundamentally transforming" America, one has to wonder which special interest group will step up next to demand the suspension of laws that interfere with their agenda.