With the midterms on the horizon and President Joe Biden’s dismal approval numbers inflicting alarm inside the Democratic Get together, former President Barack Obama is enjoying the race card attempting to shift the narrative from Biden’s failed management to falsely insinuating that Republicans are “racists” for opposing mass unlawful immigration.
On Sunday on the L’Angle convention, an occasion for Latino enterprise professionals in San Diego, Obama mentioned, “Proper now, the most important gasoline behind the Republican agenda is expounded to immigration and the worry that by some means America’s character goes to be modified if, folks of darker shades, there are too lots of them right here,” based on The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Huh? Has Obama forgotten that when he and his former Vice President Joe Biden occupied the White Home, their administration deported tens of millions of unlawful immigrants, incomes him the moniker “deporter-in-chief”?
“For a Democrat, Obama took a reasonably powerful stance, significantly early in his presidency, towards undocumented immigrants,” Newsweek mentioned in 2017. “From 2009 to 2016, his administration oversaw the forcible elimination of greater than 3 million undocumented immigrants — most of whom had been despatched again to Mexico. Neither Invoice Clinton, nor George W. Bush, Obama’s two predecessors, got here shut in reaching his tally over their two phrases.”
Now, in Obama’s protection, a few of these counted in deportation tallies whereas he was president had been due partially to a redefinition as to how Immigration and Customs Enforcement recorded the statistic, significantly when it got here to together with “voluntary returns,” in any other case often called “catch and launch.”
However even with out that change in definition, which one might argue would have lowered the general deportation tally, it was nonetheless very excessive and a “huge mistake,” as Biden conceded throughout a 2020 interview with Univision host Jorge Ramos. “We took far too lengthy to get it proper,” Biden mentioned. “I feel it was a giant mistake. Took too lengthy to get it proper.”
And Obama’s “deporter-in-chief” nickname didn’t come from a right-wing group; it got here from immigration activists who had been upset the Obama-Biden administration deported lots of of 1000’s of undocumented immigrants who didn’t have prison data.
“In March 2014, Janet Murguia, president of the Nationwide Council on La Raza, a Latino advocacy group, referred to as Obama ‘the deporter-in-chief.’ It was a criticism that activists leveled at Obama all through his presidency,” based on Newsweek.
In more moderen instances, we didn’t hear a peep from the forty fourth president when 50 Venezuelan migrants arrived at Martha’s Winery this month, the place he owns a $11.75 million manse. As a substitute of welcoming the Hispanic migrants, liberal elites on the rich enclave referred to as within the Massachusetts Nationwide Guard and shortly transported them off the island to a navy base on mainland Massachusetts with none identified resistance from the Winery’s most well-known home-owner.
Why didn’t Obama use his energy and large affect to assist these migrants discover housing and jobs on the unique island occupied by principally wealthy white liberals? That may’ve made his trip spot extra numerous!
That mentioned, in the case of mass unlawful immigration, it’s definitely not “racist” to oppose tens of millions of unknown and unvetted people — from any nation — violating US immigration legal guidelines. Border safety is nationwide safety, as all sovereign nations, together with the USA, should know who’s coming into one’s nation, why they’re coming into and, most significantly, whether or not any of the unlawful migrants pose a public-safety menace.
Bear in mind it solely took two radical Islamist terrorists to trigger mass carnage on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and 19 Muslim al Qaeda extremists to execute 9/11, killing almost 3,000 People.
With that in thoughts, take into account that beneath Crew Biden, there have been over 2 million migrant encounters this fiscal yr, based on US Customs and Border Safety statistics launched this month. The prior fiscal yr, there have been 1.7 million migrant encounters, along with an estimated 900,000 identified “gotaways” since Biden took workplace.
If that’s not alarming sufficient, a file 78 suspected terrorists on terror watch lists had been apprehended at ports of entry this fiscal yr trying to infiltrate our nation beneath Sleepy Joe.
What might probably go incorrect?
It’s additionally not “racist” for any American to be towards Mexican drug cartels who’ve murdered over 100,000 People with fentanyl streaming into our communities through the porous southern border. And no, it’s not incorrect to oppose the despicable human trafficking happening or staggering inflow of an estimated 267,000 unaccompanied minors who’ve entered the US thus far on Biden’s watch.
The place are these weak youngsters going? Who’s caring for them? And what number of shall be abused, sex-trafficked or killed?
So, opposite to what Obama says, worrying about these terrifying real-world situations isn’t “racist”; it’s compassionate to not need any human to endure such horrors.
Backside line: Border safety isn’t “racist,” neither is following US Immigration legal guidelines. What’s incorrect is those that play the race card and sow divisions to advance a political agenda.