According to an April 2021 Pew poll, 44 percent of Hispanics surveyed said “illegal immigration is a very big problem in the country today.” If Obama were so enthusiastic about illegal immigration, he could have tried to pass a law during his two terms as president to legalize all immigration into the United States. But he didn’t. In fact, he underscored the need for strong borders earlier in his political career. Using his current reasoning, Obama was being racist. “We all agree on the need to better secure the border and to punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants,” the then-senator said in December 2005. “You know, we are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law, and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law,” he said. While arguing against illegal immigration, Obama said it was unfair to the numerous people who were waiting their turns in line to enter the United States legally. “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country,” he said. “So, that’s why we need to start by giving agencies charged with border security new technology, new facilities and more people to stop, process and deport illegal immigrants.” [firefly_embed] [/firefly_embed] Obama reaffirmed his stance against illegal immigration as president. “Ultimately, our nation — like all nations — has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship,” he said in a July 1, 2010, speech. “And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.” Twelve short years later, Obama might describe that as “dangerous rhetoric.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
MSNBC reporter surprised to find Hispanics that support Republicans and oppose illegal immigration pic.twitter.com/RUY5j7k28k— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 30, 2018