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Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal

The Broken Promises of President Obama - A Falling out of Love Story

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Unfortunately, I'm with Senator Graham. President Obama's 'unwavering' commitment to immigration reform 'doesn't pass the smell test'. Obama has done nothing to stand for comprehensive immigration reform since taking office but break his campaign promises.



Just as in 2008 when then Senator Obama killed the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform Bill, Obama is only talking about immigration reform for the photo-op, and to deflect some of the bad press from this Sunday's Immigration Reform March on Washington (3-21-10).

When campaigning Obama promised meaningful action on comprehensive immigration reform in his first year in office. He was then elected, and IMMEDIATELY turned his back to the Hispanic electorate by pushing immigration reform to 2010, an election year where it has virtually no chance of passage.

Broken promise.

In the interim he promised to stop the immigration raids, and instead has deported more people (1,000 per day in office) than Bush did in his last year in office.

Broken promise.

He then promised to support the DREAM Act, and do everything in his power to get it passed.

Broken promise.

The cruel reality is that Obama has only given lip-service to the issue of CIR, appearing at photo-ops to placate immigration activists and
blaming the GOP for his complete and total inaction on the issue, while trying to spin his record of mass deportations.

I am sad to say that I am predicting that the President's first term will go down in history as a total failure to those of us in the immigration reform community, breaking our collective hearts in the process.

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Updated 04-12-2016 at 12:23 PM by MKolken

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  1. Paul Anthony's Avatar
    He is the most unreasonable President I have lived to know. A man that could not help his autie get a common green card, is that the kind of President you are placing your hope on? keep on dreaming.
  2. Green Card Visa's Avatar
    While I don't necessarily think all the deportations are a bad thing (the number of people who were due for deportation was tremendous), the other issues are pretty unacceptable. Why did he ever even come out in favor of the DREAM Act if he never planned to do anything with it? I think there should be some sort of accountability for this man, because few presidents come to mind who have made so many huge promises and outright failed to act on them.
  3. Frank Taylor's Avatar
    Does anyone know, what is Obama's stance on the startup visa, which would essentially lower the $500k minimum investment for EB5 green card visato $250K?
  4. Green card visa's Avatar
    It all comes down to preserving the status quo. When a president is running for office, he can say whatever he wants, but when he is in ofice, he must face the real pressures of the job, that no one who has not been president can really understand. And these forces do not want change, they want the opposite of change. And a president must choose his battles. I think that's the bottom line.
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