By V. Saxena, November 22, 2014.
This past Wednesday, President Barack Obama utilized executive action to essentially hand defacto amnesty out to about five million illegal immigrants. He then argued that “most Americans support the types of reforms I’ve talked about tonight.” Excuse my language, but I call bullshit!
Cue Rasmussen Reports:
Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up slightly from 52% in April but down from a high of 60% a year ago. Just 16% believe the government’s deportation policy is too aggressive, while 17% say the number of deportations is about right. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.
Here’s the kicker: A whopping 53 percent of polled voters “oppose the president’s plan to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation and give many of them legal work permits.” Only 34 percent favor the plan, yet according to Obama, “most Americans” support it.
Furthermore, a recently conducted NBC/WSJ poll reveals that a sizable 43 percent of Latinos themselves oppose Obama’s defacto amnesty be executive fiat. That’s quite telling, yes?
So why did Obama claim otherwise? According to FactCheck.org, he did so because previously conducted polls show “majority support for allowing those here illegally to stay.” What they do not show, however, is “support for Obama taking executive action to address immigration issues without Congress.” That’s probably because most Americans prefer that Congress piece together a fair, equitable and bipartisan plan that takes into considerations all factors, including border security.
So basically, Obama lied . . . AGAIN!