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As If It Weren’t Bad Enough

By Arthur Bedford


April 09, 2015
Thursday PM

Why does the Obama administration continue to ignore the American public when it comes to illegal immigration policy? Rasmussen released a survey yesterday showing that 83 percent of Americans believe that everyone should be required to prove that they are "legally allowed" to be in the country before receiving local, state or federal government services, and that 62 percent said that the U.S. is "not aggressive enough" in deporting those illegally in the United States.

To add insult to injury, it was just recently discovered that this year, the U.S. government is paying for (that means you are paying for) unaccompanied alien children to be flown into the U.S., even if they were convicted of a felony or previously deported, and furnish them with federal benefits to boot through a program launched in November 2014 by the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department called the In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Central American Minors. Read more about this...

Two thirds of the American public disagrees with the Administrations immigration policy and forty six percent blamed Obama’s immigration policies for the surge of “unaccompanied” Central American children coming across our border last year. Guess what? The surge is picking back up again in 2015 with more than 3,000 of them coming across our border last month. Authorities report having captured 15,647 children traveling without parents who tried to jump the border in the first six months of this fiscal year. Also, the Border Patrol has captured 13,911 “family units. Read more about this...

Is this what President Obama meant by “transforming America?” When will the American public get angry enough to do something about it? When will the states do something about it? When will Congress do something about it?

Arthur Bedford
San Augustine, TX


Received April 07, 2015 - Published April 09, 2015



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