Obama administration engaging in Immigration Doublespeak

Posted on September 22, 2010


In public, the Obama administration boasts of being tough on illegal immigration. “We’re trying to put our money where our mouth is,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton told the Washington Post in a story claiming that deportations are rising. “You’ve got to have aggressive enforcement against criminal offenders. You have to have a secure border. You have to have some integrity in the system.

Yet in private, the discussion among Obama appointees often turns to ways they can use their administrative powers to give illegal immigrants work permits and an interim legal status, even if Congress does not go through the formality of passing “comprehensive immigration reform.” In fact, getting around the democratically elected legislative branch’s intransigence seems to be the point.

via The American Spectator : Immigration Doublespeak.