Where is the Love, Senator Beason or Representative Hammond, to President Obama?
I have not seen yet where Republican State Senator Scott Beason nor Representative Mickey Hammond have shown any love or commendation toward the President on the President’s record of immigration enforcement. Perhaps it was drowned out by the media coverage of Beason telling a Republican Club to “empty the clip” at illegal immigrants and calling Greenetrack supporters “aboriginees.” I’ll keep looking for the praise.
Beason stated before that:
Democrats do not want to solve the illegal immigration problem because they know, this is a fact, that when more illegal immigrants move into an area, when their children grow up and get the chance to vote, they vote for Democrats. They like big government, they like programs, they’ve benefited from the day they were born because the child was born into poverty because mom and dad are poor. . .
The reality is that if you allow illegal immigration to continue in your area you will destroy yourself eventually . . . If you don’t believe illegal immigration will destroy a community go and check out parts of Alabama around Arab and Albertville.
The President’s record on immigration is right up these politician’s alley, but I have not heard either give any credit to the President for it. Senator Beason must be waiting until the end of his testimony in the bingo trial to praise President Obama’s efforts to garner these headlines.
- PolitFact: The Obama administration increased the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes by 70 percent.
- TRAC: FY2011, Illegal Reentry Becomes Most Prosecuted Federal Criminal Charge
- NPR: Deportations Higher Under Obama Than Bush
- Christian Science Monitor: Obama as border cop: He’s deported record numbers of illegal immigrants
- Washington Post: Deportation of illegal immigrants increases under Obama administration
- Politics Daily: Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Increases Under Obama
Per the Washington Post: In 2009 alone, Obama’s administration deported about 400,000 people, nearly 10 percent above the Bush administration’s 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007. The pace of company audits has roughly quadrupled since President George W. Bush’s final year in office.
6/22/11 UPDATE: ICE Announces Arrests of Over 2,400 Convicted Criminal Aliens: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced yesterday that it’s seven-day “Cross Check” enforcement operation in May led to the arrest of more than 2,400 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives. The nationwide operation involved the collaboration of more than 500 ICE agents, as well as other federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, and targeted aliens with serious convictions including armed robbery, drug trafficking, and sexual crimes against minors.