Tom Tancredo H/T governortancredo.com
What is particularly valuable about this essay is that Tancredo goes beyond the facts
Earlier this year, the Obama administration was caught lying about its deportation numbers. Obama had been claiming that his team has deported illegal aliens in record numbers, but the truth is exactly the opposite. Obama’s Homeland Security secretary admitted to a congressional committee last month that when you count actual deportations by the same definition that has been used in the past, which excludes persons caught at the border and turned back, Obama’s deportations are at the lowest point since the 1970s.
Not only is Obama not deporting more illegal aliens than previously, he has been releasing more criminal aliens than in the past
and the prospects
The newspapers are filled with speculation about Obama’s plans for another executive order or Homeland Security directive expanding his administration’s sabotage of the nation’s laws on deportation of illegal aliens. Obama continues to ignore laws enacted by Congress in open defiance of the separation of powers found in the U.S. Constitution.
to correctly assign blame
What is missing from the picture is the dog that not only doesn’t bark, but absolutely refuses to bark: The Republican leadership in Congress is silent.
Those who deserve condemnation are the Republican leadership. Tancredo in my view lets these miscreants off too easily
The thinking among the Republicans’ so-called congressional leadership appears to be that when it comes to immigration law enforcement, Republicans can’t criticize Obama’s unconstitutional edicts for fear of being called racists.
I have news for those folks. You will be called a racist regardless of what policies you follow because the race card is all the progressives have left.
I do not believe the primary problem here is courage. As I noted in Immigration And Administrative Amnesty: What Specter Is Haunting The GOP? the Republican leadership immediately defaulted on the promise of the 2010 election triumph, despite all that momentum.
Tom Tancredo, however, is almost unique amongst GOP figures in his willingness to condemn the Republican leadership at all. And he is right to say
No Republican in Congress can vote for any “amnesty compromise” and claim with a straight face that the terms of the compromise will be honored by all parties. Border fencing, background checks, fines and fees, waiting periods, “back of the line” – all such promises will be broken when Obama decides to break them.
(and the same will apply to all Democrats). That this is so is due to the Republican leadership failing to defend the Nation.
Tom Tancredo is in a Primary struggle with a GOP Establishment type for the party’s gubernatorial nomination in Colorado…