It is clear that the huge numbers of illegal immigrants are not assimilating into the American society, and they are a huge drain on the welfare roles. That means nothing to Obama, because his single goal is to bring in as many immigrants as possible in as short a time as possible. That is why he has instructed the border patrol and the immigration services to look the other way, and to ignore even the criminal elements who are crossing our border. The objections of citizens who are competing for work with these cheaper to employ illegals also are ignored by Obama. His single minded effort is to swell the voter roles with Democrats.
The Obama administration on Tuesday invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others “related” to the kids.
Officials said they have no guess as to how many people might apply, but said it could be “significant” surge, and they said they expect it to be a “lasting” trend.
The U.S. two years ago announced a program to help vulnerable children flee the region if they have a parent already living legally in the U.S., hoping to stop them from making the dangerous journey illegally. But that program has fallen far short, with only several hundred children having been accepted so far.
Mr. Mayorkas said adding adult relatives of the children into the mix should make it more attractive to families by letting them come together.
But House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said the new program will reward those who have no right to be in the U.S.
“Today’s expansion of the Obama Administration’s policy is simply a continuation of the government-sanctioned border surge,” the Virginia Republican said. “Tens of thousands of unlawful immigrants continue to arrive at the Southwest border to benefit from the president’s lax immigration enforcement, and now many more can simply use this government-run program to come here.”
“This is absurd,” Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies said. “No other category of legal immigrant is allowed to bring in grandparents or caregivers, and others have to wait many years and pay large fees to bring in their adult kids. Why do these folks who came illegally get to resettle their whole family? Who is paying for it?”
Refugees are supposed to show they are fleeing danger or persecution because they are part of a targeted class of people — though critics say the administration has stretched that definition to include victims of ordinary crime.
Obama seems to be a law unto himself, and so he decrees that immigration laws will not be enforced, and in fact will be willfully broken, with government programs set up to encourage illegal immigration while the left dutifully complies.
Obama himself should be thrown in prison for the many illegal abuses of power he has launched, and even when he is finally, thankfully out of office the impact of his abuses will be felt and will continue to cause great damage and disorder in the United States.
Sadly, the Democrat party continues to support this renegade president and to ignore the tremendous damage he has done and is doing to our republic.