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May 10, 2011

Obama: In A Time Of 9% Unemployment, I Call On Congress To Legalize Millions Of New Low Wage, Unskilled Workers. Oh And I’d Really Like Hispanics To Think I’m Serious About This And Vote For Me Next Year

President Gutsy Call is giving a speech right now in El Paso. He's expected to tout deportation numbers and efforts made to secure the border. But really, that's just a stage setter for what he really wants, amnesty.

President Obama today will try to “create a sense of urgency” here around the issue of immigration and once again call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, senior White House aides said.

But there will be few specifics in the president’s speech beyond a basic outline he laid out nearly a year ago in a July 2010 speech on the subject, and the president will not issue a deadline or a timeline, those advisers said in a conference call with reporters yesterday.

Early materials provided by the White House yesterday, previewing the president’s speech, noted he will “work to build bipartisan consensus in Congress.” That means it’s unlikely something passes or even get voted on before the 2012 election – though Democrats suggested yesterday it is possible there could be some kind of vote that would once again put Republicans on record.

Amnesty of any sort is simply not going to happen. This is another example of media bias. They will simply act as if this is a serious policy proposal and not simply a political ploy that wastes time and is dead on arrival. Of course, when the GOP puts forward things like repealing ObamaCare is simply an effort to revisit settle fights and a waste of precious time. Well, from the defeat of "comprehensive reform" and the theoretically more limited "DREAM Act", it's pretty clear there's no support for amnesty of any kind.

He's just starting his speech and of course he's doing the whole, false-choice, I'm just trying to find the sensible middle. Bull.

Now he's saying giving amnesty to poor workers will raise middle class wages and standards of living. This is just silly.

Once again, Obama is conflating high skilled legal immigrants with low skilled illegal ones. I have no problem letting kids who get high tech, high skilled degrees in this country stay here. What exactly does that have to do with illegal immigrants who don't speak the language and have limited or no skills?

Heh, Obama is touting the fence and the crowd boos at its mention. Come on guys, get with the message!

Mission Accomplished!
Obama says people who wanted to trade border security for amnesty have gotten everything they've asked for. I'm guessing the kicker is going to we want our amnesty!

Other than Democratic Party politics, is there any reason to conflate legal, high-skilled immigration with amnesty for those who are low skilled, illegals?

Here we go...

Government has to secure the border
Hold accountable business who "exploit" illegals
Illegals pay back taxes, a fine and a background check
Reform legal immigration to make it easier for high skilled workers, entrepreneurs and guest worker program that leads to citizenship.

He also wants quicker reunification of families. Yeah, more chain migration! Awesome.

Nothing about E-Verify.

In Obama's (and the Democrats) telling of it, illegal immigrants are always a boon to society and wind up as class valedictorian. They never add any economic burden or commit crimes (like say, identity theft).

"Pass the DREAM Act". Says politics can't get in the way. And he said it with a straight face. Gutsy.

Welcome to the 2012 campaign.

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