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Sarah Palin: Obama creating an "unfunded charity" for illegal immigrants

The border crisis has both political parties pointing fingers and the former half-term governor of Alaska is blaming her usual suspect, President Obama.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014
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Over the last month, thousands of undocumented minors have cross over into the United States from countries within Central America and no one seems to know what to do with them. Liberals and Democrats have been overwhelming accepting, opening there arms for who they call "refugees." Conservatives and Republicans, on the other hand, note that a country with a national debt of over $17 trillion and services already being cut for Americans, can't accommodate anymore immigrants, especially those who are coming into the country by breaking the law.

Appearing at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado this past Saturday, the former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin spoke about the recent border crisis. Palin stated that President Obama was creating an "unfunded charity" in the United States that will soon "overrun" with illegal immigrants.

"And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them...If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, it's not immigration, it's invasion."

Palin continued, noting that it will be the "forgotten man" who we have to compete with the undocumented worker, while their tax dollars will be used to subside illegal families.

Republicans are quick to blame President Obama when it comes to the issue of immigration, but many on the left are just as quick to put blame on the president for another reason. Over his first five years in office, over 2 million illegal immigrants have been deported. Those numbers are higher than George W. Bush's for his total 8 years in the White House. While those numbers are higher than previous administrations, they are low considering the situation. The Washington Times points out that in the fiscal year of 2013, the Obama administration deported only 1 percent, 133,551 illegal immigrants, living within the United States last year. The number is down 25 percent from 2012 and only makes a small dent in the estimated number of 11.7 million illegal immigrants living in the country.