Obama: “National Standard” on Immigration Needed

by Ryan on July 1, 2010

in Culture,Economy,History,International Relations,Law,Media Bias,Politics

At the risk of potentially overloading our system with a million priorities, Dear Leader has decided that it’s time to take on yet another issue!  Comprehensive immigration reform, of course.

Obama has the same modus operandi for every issue:  declare a crisis exists, offer a vague proposal, instantly demonize the opposition, push it through a lap-dog Congress regardless of its popularity or sanity, rinse and repeat.

Here’s how that m.o. is being applied to immigration:  illegal immigration is a crisis and reform is needed now (true);  his solution is the only sensible one (a “national standard,” whatever that entails);  Republican “demagoguery” is already alleged;  and we’re currently waiting for Congress to ram it through.  Typical, but on this issue he’s likely to get a lot of blow back.

Among the many frustrating things Obama said in his speech today was this:

“Now, if the majority of Americans are skeptical of a blanket amnesty, they are also skeptical that it is possible to round up and deport 11 million people. They know it’s not possible. Such an effort would be logistically impossible and wildly expensive.”

I know Obama doesn’t like or respect history, but I’d refer the Almighty One to the little reported “Operation Wetback” from 1954.  See, too many migrant farmers decided to stick around illegally after WWII ended and were becoming a problem in the border states.  According to the New York Times:

“The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican ‘wetbacks’ to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government.”

Sounds eerily familiar (minus the racial slur, of course) — everyone from business to the government was in on exploiting the illegals.  So, President Eisenhower ordered them deported by just over 1000 federal agents from the INS (now ICE).  Nearly a million illegals were either apprehended, deported, or got out on their own.

Yes we can, Mr. President, and yes we did.

FYI — back in 1954 Texas Democrat Senator Lyndon B. Johnson was against the operation because LBJ was a known proponent of “open borders” at the time.

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