Obama Claims Stealth Amnesty Has Secured Our Borders

The Obama administration is in overdrive to claim credit for a newly released report showing a decline in the number of illegal immigrants. The Pew Hispanic Center found that “only” 300,000 illegal immigrants entered the United States each year from March 2007 to March 2009. Since Obama took office in late January 2009, how he merits praise is a mystery to everyone except The One. The fact is, George W. Bush does not deserve (much) credit, either. The report notes two developments slowed the border invasion: greater enforcement of the law — some of it begun by Bush to garner support for an amnesty program, much of it enforced by local governments — and something vastly more significant, the Great Recession. With jobs scarce, there were fewer “jobs Americans aren’t willing to do.” According to the Pew study, this made many illegals leave the United States and fewer would-be immigrants come. It also points out that Texas, which has one of the strongest state economies in the country, has seen virtually no decline.

If Obama is claiming credit for tanking the U.S. economy with his massive debt and ever-expanding social spending programs, we’re happy to let him.

It is petty to claim Bush’s successes as his own, although Obama is by no means averse to that. Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary Matt Chandler told reporters, “This administration’s unprecedented commitment of manpower, technology and infrastructure to the Southwest border has been a major factor in this dramatic drop in illegal crossings.”

Obama’s border program has been a disaster for the entire country, especially border states like Arizona. In essence, the president waved the white flag before the narcotics gangs waging a low-scale war on the border. Instead of posting a sufficient number of troops along the border, he posted signs 100 miles from the border to scare away…American citizens. Southern Arizona is occupied territory. The signs may as well read, “Abandon HOPE, all ye who enter here.”

His drive to give amnesty to a largely Democratic voting base has weakened our already permeable border. He has dismissed lawsuits against illegal immigrants. He has sued the state of Arizona over its common sense immigration law, even hauling the state before human rights abusers at the UN. Today, the Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio yet again, as it had threatened to do, allegedly because he is not cooperating with its investigation. The problem, according to Arpaio’s attorney, is after turning over “hundreds of thousands” of records, Arpaio still has no idea what Eric Holder is investigating.

Holder and certain Open Borders groups have accused Arpaio of “racial profiling” for primarily arresting Hispanic immigration violators. Hispanics make up a mere 90 percent of all illegal immigrants.

Even in one of the areas Obama claims to have gotten tougher — cracking down on employers of illegals — the record shows he has been willing to look the other way. Judicial Watch has obtained records of the many companies the Obama administration has let off the hook, including a California business that has “suspicious documents for 93% of its employees.”

Illegal immigration swelled to 800,000 illegals a year in the years just before the Pew study’s drop-off point, because so many hoped to benefit from the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill. Obama is again pledging to pass an amnesty — err, “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. A majority of Mexicans say amnesty would increase the number of illegals crossing the border. Since Mexicans account for 62 percent of all illegal immigrants, their word carries some weight.

But Arizona residents such as Robert Krentz do not need a poll or a Pew report to know exactly what Obama has accomplished on the border in the last 18 months.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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15 Responses to Obama Claims Stealth Amnesty Has Secured Our Borders

  1. kenny1801 says:

    What a BUNCH of B.S.!!!!!! the ONLY reason that the ILLEGALS aren't as numerous, is THANKS to JAN BREWER!!!! OBAMA is such a SLIME BALL!!!! I cannot for the life of me figure out how this MORON lives with himself!!!!!!

  2. sgleibow says:

    I am amused that obama who has favored open immigration by illegals defeated his efforts by virtue of his equal incompetence in fiscal matters by destroying our American economy so illegals unable to obtain work are returning in droves to their respective countries, The obama moron has defeated himself. What a twist of fate!

    • sk1951 says:

      Ask the border agents. And is it not really stupid to not have them doing the tallies? They don't want real numbers. The boarder agents do not see this supposed exodus. However they do see trucks loaded down headed north east and west out of Arizona. By by… But Mexico has issued a warning to their "people" to stay in America at all cost. Mexico can't afford them…and nether can we.

  3. TaterSalad says:

    We are free and we shall remain that way regardless of who is President! Now lets kick some ass this November and then again in 2012 and there-after!

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    Can you imagine this slime ball president sending Cheetah Holder after Sheriff Joe for doing his duty and rounding up the horde of illegal invaders.I wonder how he gets away with the crap he pulls and his party does nothing to rein the jig in.What has America done to deserve this anti American president.God is punishing the US for turning its back on him.

  5. suze13az says:

    I think it is a legitimate claim on obama's part to have lowered the illegal immigration rate, but he needs to refrase it to, "The trainwreck I have created of the economy was done on purpose to force the illegals to choose to leave on their own. Ain't I clever." It's all about political spin.

  6. sk1951 says:

    They don't know who or where they are but they have numbers!?!?!?!? We have to prove insurance but not if we are American?!?!?!?!?

  7. sk1951 says:

    They lie and say what ever they want to make up numbers to help themselves look good. Then take all the credit away from the people that did the heavy lifting. The liar in chief is a fraud traitor and IS a Muslim!!! Now that he has not Lied about. But he is lying about being a Christian.

    In this you tube video we hear in Osama’s own words that he is Muslim. He claims we "ARE NOT" a Christian nation and that Islam is a part of America.
    Barack Obama "I am a Muslim"
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKqFBpk_1Eo

    His Islamic law dictates for him to lie to America. He is in good graces with Islam.

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