Republican Heads Explode As Obama Vows To Keep Fighting For Undocumented Immigrants

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As Republicans become more anti-immigrant, President Obama repeated his pledge to fight to bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows during his weekly address.
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In his weekly address, President Obama said:

Of course, we can’t just celebrate this heritage, we have to defend it – by fixing our broken immigration system. Nearly two years ago, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate came together to do that. They passed a commonsense bill to secure our border, get rid of backlogs, and give undocumented immigrants who are already living here a pathway to citizenship if they paid a fine, paid their taxes, and went to the back of the line. But for nearly two years, Republican leaders in the House have refused to even allow a vote on it.

That’s why, in the meantime, I’m going to keep doing everything I can to make our immigration system more just and more fair. Last fall, I took action to provide more resources for border security; focus enforcement on the real threats to our security; modernize the legal immigration system for workers, employers, and students; and bring more undocumented immigrants out of the shadows so they can get right with the law. Some folks are still fighting against these actions. I’m going to keep fighting for them. Because the law is on our side. It’s the right thing to do. And it will make America stronger.

I want us to remember people like Ann Dermody from Alexandria, Virginia. She’s originally from Ireland and has lived in America legally for years. She worked hard, played by the rules and dreamed of becoming a citizen. In March, her dream came true. And before taking the oath, she wrote me a letter. “The papers we receive…will not change our different accents [or] skin tones,” Ann said. “But for that day, at least, we’ll feel like we have arrived.”

Well, to Ann and immigrants like her who have come to our shores seeking a better life – yes, you have arrived. And by sharing our stories, and staying true to our heritage as a nation of immigrants, we can keep that dream alive for generations to come.

Obama’s remarks are likely to send Republicans into ear-splitting fitful screams of amnesty. Last month, Ted Cruz summed up the Republican position, “Well, but if you grant in-state tuition to students who are here illegally, that comes at the expense of American citizens or it comes at the expense of legal immigrants who follow the rules to come here, you know, there’s a finite number of slots, and a finite number of dollars. And often the people that get left behind in this immigration debate are legal immigrants, are people like my dad who in 1957 fled Cuba, he came on a student visa, came here legally, and I think most American people outside of Washington agree that we need to secure the borders, we need to stop illegal immigration. Amnesty is wrong.”

Scott Walker has completely flipped-flopped on immigration, and now suggests that legal immigration should be reduced, “The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages. It is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today, is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that to be at the forefront of our discussion going forward.”

Being that many Republicans are taking hard-line stances against legal immigration, President Obama’s statements about getting undocumented immigrants right with the law should make their heads explode.

The Republican Party has become firmly anti-immigrant, which is why immigrant support for Democrats continues to grow even as President Obama’s time in office is winding down.

15 Replies to “Republican Heads Explode As Obama Vows To Keep Fighting For Undocumented Immigrants”

  1. Ted Cruz you are from Canada your father fought with Castro in Cuba and we don’t even know your mother citizenship so STFU

  2. The U.S. is DEPENDANT on immigrant labor, our economy would collapse without them.

    “Immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state’s workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product, according to a report by researchers at USC released Wednesday.”
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81260415/

    The Texas economy is dependent on immigrant labor
    http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2013/02/22/half-of-texas-construction-workers-are-undocumented-immigrants/

  3. “The Republican Party has become firmly anti-immigrant, which is why immigrant support for Democrats continues to grow even as President Obama’s time in office is winding down.”

    Not only that but the GOP is clearly anti-American as well. There isn’t a day that goes by that the GOP doesn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they are America’s worst, most destructive enemy.

  4. My Goodness!
    That President Obama- who does he think he is!? Wanting to treat Illegal Immigrants like they’re human beings worthy of respect?

    I never!


    snark

  5. Astrologers actually prayed for PBO to Win/Lead our nation during these tumultuous times.
    Because we are experiencing a Planetary
    Shift/Configuration very similar to the Blooming of the 1960’s.

    President Obama has kept an even-keel.
    We should be Proud!

  6. the dnc will out flank the rw all thru the election cycle. the thing that make the rw show runners most nervous, is the hispanic turn out. if they get off their tweets in tx, and vote, even texass might turn purple, or even blue. that will really make the hicks heads explode….

  7. President Obama is just too awesome. We, the American people, are just too lucky to have him. It is just sad that there are a group of people who discrimiate towards those who just want a better life for themselves. Yesterday and today, I have witnessed racism directed towards me, I’m still trembling, but it’s just sad, we are all human beings. That’s why I love my Texas city that is over 80 % Latino, primarily Mexican. I dislike the south, but the job is what gives me the bread to eat. Sorry for the rant. :(

  8. They’re not anti-immigrant, and if they tell you that, they’re bald-face LYING.

    Republicans are racists and bigots. They’re fine with undocumented Whites from Canada and “white” Europe, but they turn like rabid dogs when they hear or read that those undocumented are of a darker hue of skin.

    Let’s be clear: for all Republican voters, it’s not a matter of being anti-immigrant or “we can’t sustain them!” and every other b.s. excuse they can think up. It’s about skin hues. Period.

  9. I completely agree with you. As a college student I took a diversity class and we read a several paged document called Injustice on our plates. It described how immigrants are both the backbone of America and face some of the worse conditions to work in. I would recommend it to others.

  10. No need to apologize Tex-Mex. “Always speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”

    And on behalf of my fellow way too inbred white brethren- I apologize for the racism you got to experience.

  11. I was born in NM and I am Hispanic. Neither of my parents spoke English so Spanish is my native language. I just happen to live in Ohio. I dabble in genealogy. I can prove that my first direct line ancestor born in this country was born in Bernalillo, NM (now a suburb of ABQ) in 1636.
    Texas is going to turn purple by 2020, maybe even by 2016 and Blue by 2024. Don’t believe me? Study demography. Study propagation of the species. But especially study something called the epidemiology paradox. Turns out that the darker hued legal (and illegal) Latino immigrants in Texas will outlive their Lily White Texas counterparts despite the lousy diet many “greasers” have to eat because of the slave labor wages they are paid by the Texas “Entrepreneurs”.

  12. Republicans are racists and bigots. Got that right, ICH. They’re teaching their children this destructive behavior towards people of color. The ships have long ago stopped the forced immigration but the BS continues today. Bitch McCuntel is a prime example of white privilege and racism. Not to mention being a well polished seditionist.

  13. So, Walker is suddenly concerned about worker’s wages? What a joke! His euphemistically named “Right to Work” hatchet job is about concern for workers? The really scary and pathetic thing about that is the number of fools that buy into his B.S.

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