Rule of Law Overreach..?
The nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States are already citizens, as far as Vice President Biden is concerned.
Now predicated upon e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g that we have been taught, heard, or even learned doesn’t there appear to be something categorically wrong with this statement coming from the number two imbecile in government?
“You know, 11 million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens,” Biden said Thursday at a Washington gathering of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.”
This by the way is the same Joe Biden who received copious amounts of media attention after his unprofessional display of winks and finger pointing during the last State of the Union address. Yes, the same Joe Biden who embarrasses himself with just about every comment.
The sentiment might come as a surprise to liberal Democrats and immigrant rights advocates who have hammered the Obama administration’s deportation policies as far too aggressive and damaging to families.
Critics have pushed the administration to expand its 19-month-old deferred action program, which allows illegal immigrants brought to the country as kids to remain and work, so that it includes a broader swath of the illegal immigrant population. President Obama has resisted that move thus far.
The deportation issue is a tough one for the president, who at once wants to appear strong on enforcement to counter GOP critics; scale back deportations to energize Hispanic voters who came out for him overwhelmingly in 2008 and 2012; and keep pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and GOP leaders to bring immigration reform legislation to the floor.
House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a discharge petition designed to force a vote on a reform bill. They acknowledged the petition likely would not attract the 218 signatures needed but said the point was increasing the pressure on the Republicans to act.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she is ready to sacrifice certain provisions the Democrats want to see in an immigration bill, but vowed to oppose any legislation that explicitly blocks illegal immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens.
“I want this bill desperately. I’m willing to make almost every compromise possible, but we cannot compromise on a pathway to citizenship,” she told the members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It cannot have a provision that prevents it from happening.”
Everyone has the right to express themselves – it is called freedom of speech. However, for people such as Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden to be espousing the nonsensical rubbish such as this is nothing shy of egregious.
Biden said passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation would be a boon to the economy, an argument the administration has made repeatedly. Yet for some reason are unable to put forth the evidence of their claim.