Immigration Activists Urge Obama to Act Boldly

Erica Werner, AP, April 15, 2014

Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists’ only hope.

“There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president and the Latino and Asian communities in particular,” said Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, which champions immigration change. “He has a momentous choice to make.”

Activists credit their sit-ins and hunger strikes for Obama directing new Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review the administration’s deportations policy and suggest ways to make it more humane. Now they’re focused on ensuring they get the outcome they want–an expansion of Obama’s two-year-old policy allowing work permits for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children who have been in school or the military.

The program has helped more than 600,000 people. Activists want it expanded to include more immigrants, such as those who have been in the U.S. for at least five years or who since their arrival have had children. Depending on how it’s defined, that could help many millions more.


“At this point anything short of an affirmative administrative relief program for parents of U.S. citizens and Dreamers is not enough,” said Lorella Praeli, director of advocacy at United We Dream, which represents immigrants brought here illegally as kids, known by their supporters as Dreamers. “The clock on Obama has run out.”

Administration officials haven’t tipped their hand on the timing or outcome of Johnson’s review, though activists anticipate initial steps fairly soon. {snip}

Despite the complaints from activists, Republicans accuse the Obama administration of inflating its record on deportations by counting people removed as they’re attempting to cross the border or shortly thereafter. In the 2013 fiscal year more than 60 percent of the nearly 370,000 deportations were of recent border crossers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Frustration has spilled over onto some of Obama’s allies in Congress. Protesters from California were arrested last week after swarming the offices of Democratic Reps. Loretta Sanchez and Xavier Becerra to push toward stronger action.

“We’re doing everything that we can,” Sanchez later complained. “So when they come and they pressure us it’s almost like, ‘Guys, we understand where you’re coming from, but what we need to do is we need to get a vote out of” House Speaker John Boehner. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said activists were giving “a gift to the Republicans” by targeting Obama instead of the GOP.

Obama expressed a similar complaint at a meeting with immigration rights groups last month, asking officials present to give him 90 more days and meantime keep the focus on the GOP. {snip}


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  • 4321realist

    “Immigration Activists Urge Obama to Act Boldly”
    Yes, for God’s sake, hurry up.

    So we can take over and claim that we were the ones who settled and built the land we are occupying.

    Just remember, Obama, you can’t weaken the white power structure if you don’t flood the nation with little brown bodies.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The more boldly he acts, the more likely he will be impeached after the Repugs take the Senate in November.

      • MBlanc46

        Impeachment? That’s less likely than an invasion by Martians.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          If he hadn’t gotten re-elected, I would agree. His re-election ended most race card tossing opportunities. The impeachment process drags on for so long, like with Slick Willy, that two years wouldn’t be enough time to complete it. The key is to hobble him. Maybe it would end with a fizzle like Clinton, or with a pardon like Nixon, but hobbling Barack O’Bonobo is the goal.

          • MBlanc46

            I think that there are grounds for impeachment, but I think that he likelihood that the Repubs in Congress will initiate the process is vanishingly small.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            There are more than “grounds”. No white President, male or female would have lasted this long with that behavior. He used up all the bonus cash on his entitlement EBT card.

          • MBlanc46

            The grounds are really whatever the House says they are and I see zero indication that the House is going to introduce a bill of impeachment, to say nothing of passing it.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Impeachment begins in the Senate.

          • MBlanc46

            No. The House passes a bill of impeachment and the Senate, with the Chief Justice presiding, acts as the jury.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I always thought it was the other way around. But, I will take your word for it. To this day 95% of the American population doesn’t know that Clinton was technically impeached.

          • MBlanc46

            I didn’t look it up, but I’ve lived through two attempts at it (Nixon and Clinton). Nixon wasn’t impeached because he resigned while the bill was still in the Judiciary Committee. Clinton was impeached but not removed from office by the Senate

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yes, unfortunately, I’m old enough to remember both, too. I don’t see much difference between wiretapping DNC headquarters and turning the IRS loose on the DNC’s competition. Nixon would have been impeached on one count. I can think of about 10 counts off the top of my head for Obama: the IRS scandal and the Demo-rats’ continuing campaign to commit voter fraud on an epic scale by refusing to enforce immigration laws.

      • Anon

        Slick Willy was impeached. Even though he was an out and out rapist, it did not matter in the slightest. He essentially laughed in all our faces and then spent time on the island home of his billionaire friend raping children without even the slightest chance of being held accountable for his crimes. Neither the fact that such child rapes happened, or that Clinton was there are in dispute. The entire issue is that no one cares.

        • We’re going to need sources for this, please. Good ones.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I was actually looking forward to providing a heartfelt response to Anon this morning. Oh well. I only glanced at it before I shut the comp off for the day. There was some conspiracy theory in it, I remember.

    • Anon

      Is that even possible? What would happen if say, the entire western half of the US were ethnically cleansed of all white people, to those left behind.
      Does anyone, black or brown, show the slightest inclination to say, grow food, build homes, mine coal for the local power plant, maintain roads, run higher economic institutions etc.
      That would be no. Parasites cannot survive without the host.
      Immigration, for the most part, is a red herring to hide the greater issue that we feed these jackasses when they refuse to, are even incapable of feeding themselves. It’s secondary which side of the border they are being fed on.
      There is a word we use for a group of people whose toil it used to feed another….slave. The real issue is that white people are SLAVES. Our toil goes to feed others. It’s just insult added to injury that those others are worthless scum.
      The solution to the problem isn’t expelling them from our lands. If they were gone, we’d still be slaves. The solution is to stop feeding them. More to the point, to put an end to the manner in which we are forced to feed our enemies.

  • Hurry cup and curb deportations, so that the two people a year that are actually deported can be cut down to one.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      A significant 50% reduction, the BLS will note.

  • Groovy

    He will do anything even if illegal to change the demography of the US forever. When the U S is a majority black and brown nation they will put him on Mt Rushmore. He knows this. The RINO Republicans are too stupid to understand that this is forever.

    • Extropico

      Bill Clinton threatened while in office to remove those dead White men from our currency. That is just a fraction of what the colonizers plan as far as our dispossession.

      • bilderbuster

        Mt. Rushmore will have been reduced to rubble decades before the centennial celebration of Obonobo’s election in 2108 if the Browning of America continues.

  • coco bongo

    Somehow I don’t think Obummer needs any encouragement at all from Hispaniacs. He can’t transform the country fast enough.

  • Geo1metric

    If Whites have doubt that they are targeted for extinction, the actions of the feds over the last ten years removes all of it.

    • bilderbuster

      One would think it would be obvious to other Whites that Whites have lost their government to an alien tribe that hates us because we are the only race who can effectively oppose them.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for
    President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the
    president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more
    immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.”

    What are they going to do, vote Republican? The obongo administration knows that the latino invaders and the “activists” will vote democrat no matter what he says or does. It’s pretty sickening and pathetic that the Former United States has fallen so low that it actively panders to illegal alien invaders and colonizers. Can you imagine Iran or North Korea or China or Japan pandering to millions of foreign invaders?

    • Bossman

      Most of them are not “foreign invaders” but people who already have strong connections to the USA by way of family and in-laws.

      • There has for some time been an appreciable increase in incursions at our Southern border precisely because it is believed no one has the cajones to stop amnesty.

        Not dreamers; freeloaders.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Yes, connections to the wave of foreign invaders that went before them.

      • Anon

        That’s only true of one group…Puerto Ricans….who are almost completely intermixed with the US population now.
        These others have no intention of so much as staying. They are here to make a quick buck, not put down roots.

      • Nancy Thomas

        I’m am so tired of you.
        You are lying FILTH.
        Move to mexico you scumsucking idiot.

    • JSS

      Agreed. What’s this political peril these activist are speaking of? Even if obongo does nothing and goes with the status quo they will still vote democrat, and the country will still sink into 3rd world irrelevancy. I understand that the browns want this to happen faster, what’s humorous to me is that they have become so entitled and demanding while being officially oppressed honestly don’t realize how empty their threats are.

    • bilderbuster

      No for the same reason I can’t imagine those nations people allowing giant Menorahs to be lit in front of their capitols as a show of domination either.

  • The Messycans know how to get action. Send a few racist La Raza anti-white loons to swarm here and there and voila, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Should whites adopt these tactics? I don’t know. We’re in the fight of our lives, but it’s a Cold War, a war of words, threats, intimidation, propaganda, that is constantly escalated by our enemies. When we show anger, we’re just a bunch of angry old racist whites; when they show anger, it’s righteous anger. We have to flip the script on that through the Internet and in whatever other ways we can.

    • bilderbuster

      We need our own version of the Brown Shirts in White neighborhoods.

  • TXCriollo

    Do they think obama cares, he knows he cant run again so why do anything.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Vote brown or we march downtown”

    They just CAN’T wait to see all of us die off, so they too can join the ranks of every other 9th world banana republic.

    • bilderbuster

      How can any White want to live in even a modern day American non White city or in a modern day Third World nation?
      I’d rather live in an all White American city or area of the 1890’s than that.

  • This is another proof that the vast majority of Mexicans (both legal and illegal) are not good for America. It’s naive at best to imagine that the Amerindian invaders will uphold our customs, way of life, including our Constitution and Bill of Rights. They can’t relate to such concepts, and even those who have been here in the U.S. for decades don’t think in such terms.

    Those American whites who encourage and promote the Mexican invasion are not only traitors to our Republic, but especially to the founding stock of this nation.

    By the way, how come we aren’t seeing mass protests and demonstrations by LEGAL Mexican-American citizens in opposition to the Mexicans who are here ILLEGALLY? Where is their devotion and commitment to the U.S.? Truth is, blood runs thicker than any ideas found in a document written by old, dead white men.

    As far as I’m concerned, I’m done with the Mexicans (both legal and illegal). I don’t wish them any harm, but I’m disgusted by the squalor, crime, gang problems and graffiti they’ve brought to our cities. Mexicans belong in Mexico, not in the U.S.

    • kjh64

      Yes, blood does run thicker than water. Would all of these “Latino activists” be for amnesty if the illegals were all English-speaking White Canadians who diluted Latino power and influence? No, they would be fighting it tooth and nail. It IS about race and only race. One more note, there is NO such thing as “immigrant rights”. Nobody has the “right” to immigrate to another country.

      • Nancy Thomas

        OF COURSE IT’S ABOUT RACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RHG

    Of course acting “boldly” means acting like a dictator, which is what the Democrats are hoping this country will turn into once they have a permanent majority in office.

    • bilderbuster

      They did it with FDR and the Republicans did it with Stinkin’ Lincoln.

  • Reverend Bacon

    This would be an impeachable offense, probably. But he’ll never get convicted, even in the unlikely event he’s impeached.

  • Anon

    OK….let’s assume for a second that Obama is actually an elected official who actually has to worry about the political fallout of his decisions. By any measure, except, of course, should those really in charge decide to stop pretending and install him as dictator for life Obama, this guy is on the cusp of retirement. He has no reason to care, one way or another. The time for him to care, politically would have been before the last election.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    You better do what we want after breaking your laws or we are going back to Mexico… said no Mexican ever.

  • MBlanc46

    Deepak Bhargava? Who in his or her right mind gives a flying bleep what anyone named Deepak Bhargava says about what we do in our country?

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    President Obama needs to act boldly.

    I’ve got all my chips on the table for comprehensive immigration reform.

    Seven come eleven, honey!

    Papa needs a new pair of billions.

  • IstvanIN

    Only the citizens of a nation should have the right to present their grievances to the government of that nation. Everyone else is a visitor at our pleasure.

    • Pro_Whitey

      That’s how it works in Mexico, or so I understand. Try being a foreigner down there and participating in a political rally, and see what happens to you.

  • Nancy Thomas

    To HELL with the latino community.

  • shmo123

    Latinos and immigration activists and warning of political peril for
    President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the
    president acts boldly…”

    And do what? Vote for Republicans? Deport themselves? Fail to prop up an inept lame duck President? March downtown with signs that say, “Si Se puede!”? All extremely helpful to their cause, but I wish they’d all just go home.

  • RisingReich

    Freedom in this ‘country’ is an illusion. You have the freedom to pay taxes to support people who hate you. You have the freedom to shut up about it lest you lose your way of life.

    This ‘country’ is under siege. Only a matter of time before it’s all over with this type of talk. I fully expect a complete, total amnesty and open border policy via exec order in the last month of Captain Zero’s presidency, I mean…rule.