The man who was elected to defend our borders, protect our country and enforce our constitution is confronted on video by a young woman who voluntarily tells him she is an illegal alien and goes so far as to seemingly reprimand him for the deportation letter that she holds up in the video for him to see. Via CNS News:
When questioned by an illegal alien student today who showed him a deportation letter, President Barack Obama said he did not want to deport illegal alien students like the one who questioned him, he wanted them to succeed.
The exchange came during a town hall event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Univision at a Washington, D.C., school. An illegal alien student, who appeared via Skype, asked: “My question for the president is, why [is the government] saying that deportations have stopped or the detention of many students like me, why is it that we are still receiving deportation letters like this one?”
Obama answered, “We have redesigned our enforcement practices under the law to make sure that we’re focusing primarily on criminals, and so our deportation of criminals are up about 70 percent. Our deportation of non-criminals are down, and that’s because we want to focus our resources on those folks who are destructive to the community.
“And for a young person like that young woman that we just spoke to who’s going to school, doing all the right things, we want them to succeed,” Obama said.
“I have been such a strong proponent of the DREAM Act–why I reiterated during my State of the Union speech that we need to pass the DREAM Act,” said Obama. “We came close in the December. It almost happened.”
The president later added, “America is a nation of laws, which means I as the President am obligated to enforce the law.”
It gets even more outrageous:
After the president addressed the illegal-alien student’s question, the moderator of the event asked Obama, “Mr. President, my question will be as follows: With an executive order, could you be able to stop deportation of the students?”
Obama said, “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates, would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”
“That does not mean, though, that we can’t make decisions, for example, to emphasize enforcement on those who’ve engaged in criminal activity,” said Obama. “It also doesn’t mean that we can’t strongly advocate and propose legislation that would change the law in order to make it more fair, more just, and ultimately would help young people who are here and trying to do the right thing –and those talents we want to embrace in order to succeed as a country.”
So, it’s okay to ignore a deportation order obviously– just take Obama’s aunt for example. However, if a legal American receives and ignores an order from the IRS we all know what will happen. I guess that Obama knows he is going to need every vote in 2012. In fact, I’m willing to bet she was registered before the conference was even over!