Advocate urges Obama to keep his word on immigration executive action

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 6, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Maria Cruz Lee, communications and engagement director at Define American, speaks to Balitang America about her group’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s post-election statement that he’ll issue an executive order on immigration before the year’s end.

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  • Delia
    6 November 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    There are 90 million people in this country out of work so , do we desperately need another 34 million illegals. Hey Obama, why don’t you “act boldly” and do something for Americans for a change?

    Congress should defund everything he signs.eventually he may get the message that We the People do not want amnesty in whatever way he chooses to word it.There are laws in place,enforce them .

  • Joe
    6 November 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    34Million Illegal alien are 98%Latino, 2% Asian,Europeans and African. 34Mx98%=33M. Surveys shows that 72% of the Latino depend on Welfare or 24M new welfare recipients.Record shows that each illegal who received work document or green card will petition and average of 3 immediate member of the Family(wife,2Childrenor Mom and Dad, brother Sisters.) 34Mx3=102M equivalent to 1/3 of American population of 250M. On welfare benefits alone America will be bankrupt. Hard working American will pay highers taxes, Policeman will be given qouta ,to submit 30 or more speeding tickets every month,in order to generate more money to feed Welfare recipients.

    • Delia
      8 November 2014 at 5:52 am - Reply

      Here are 13 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them.

      1. $14 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare to illegal aliens. (that’s Billion with a ‘B’)

      2. $7.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

      3. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they still cannot speak a word of
      English!

      4. $27 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

      5. $3 Million Dollars ‘PER DAY’ is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. That’s $1.2 Billion a year.

      6.28% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.

      7.$190 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for
      welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

      8.$200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are
      caused by the illegal aliens.

      9. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going
      to make a huge additional crime problem in the US .

      10. During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that
      crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens
      from other terrorist countries.Over 10,000 of those were
      middle-easternterrorists. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine,
      meth, heroin, crack, Guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S. from
      the southern border.

      11. The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period and nbsp.

      12. Since 2006 and each year, illegal aliens sent home $75 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.

      13.The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes
      are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States .

      Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!

  • Delia
    7 November 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    We the people of the United States of America has spoken .
    No government services of any kind for illegal immigrants. Period.
    No one, we the people do not want reform we want the law enforced , deport or execute them .Period.

    78% in this country does not want you here.

  • noz
    7 November 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    illegal aliens are the moochers of obozo, who in turn, he is symbiotically an a$$ kisser of the invader outlawed aliens is the proof of the pudding, this POTUS is too crooked, not into upholding the law of the land, one of them is the immigration law. america is facing too many unsolved problems. the front line problem is the ECONOMY, yet this lawbreaker POTUS is threatening his opponents of the unconstitutional executive order of amnesty to transgressor illegal aliens. obozo’s looming ugly action to legalize these illegal aliens, the offenders of the law of the land will impact the already gasping for breath economy. the question why obozo’s primary concern are the illegal aliens, instead of the citizens, legal aliens and alien applicants, applying the legal way is the most nauseating, sickening to all law abiding people. obozo is a sinister creature, whose amnesty plan is to set a precedence of influx of millions lawless people, the very CHANGE he always had in mind.

  • filam
    7 November 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    DATE: November 6, 2014

    RE: Immigration: National Post-Election Survey of Voters

    The President may be the last person in town to realize how resistant Americans are to him playing the Lone Ranger on amnesty. In fact, based on his press conference yesterday he has either suspended disbelief or has no awareness of how the immigration issue and his threats to act alone contributed to his party suffering massive losses on Tuesday.

    The results from a post-election survey of actual voters confirm this. Three-quarters of those who voted this year (74%) say President Obama should work with Congress rather than around Congress on immigration and separately, 80% want new jobs created by the economy to go to American workers and legal immigrants already in the country.

    The 80% figure turns on its head the elitist idea that illegal immigrants “do the jobs that Americans don’t want to do.” We actually bothered to ask Americans about that, and their answer is unequivocal: protect American workers and provide them (and legal immigrants) with the employment opportunities they need.

    Given the results at the ballot box this week, and the continuing prominence of immigration, in Washington, these data offer a fresh, compelling look at what those most engaged in the electoral process expect from their leaders.

    Voters overwhelmingly prefer an immigration system that protects American workers. Therefore members of Congress should feel confident that voters will support actions using the power of the purse to protect American workers from Obama’s executive amnesty threat.

  • Enigma
    8 November 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Rewarding illegal border jumpers is rewarding bad behavior; it always results in more bad behavior. While honest people in numerous countries go through the immigration process properly including health screenings and background checks, Obama decides to reward those who circumvent our laws and immigration process by streamlining them to the front of the line while they flip us off and disrespect the USA and our laws.

    No amnesty, none at all. Send them home with a brochure of directions and instructions about our immigration laws.

    No immigration “reform” until you stop the thousand coming across the border daily without health screenings and background checks; seal the border.

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