Pro-amnesty marchers participated in the United Farm Worker campaign “Con La Union de Campesinos Tendremos Papeles” (With the UFW We Will Have Papers) yesterday afternoon — with the expectation that President Obama will begin pushing immigration reform legislation within weeks.
Phoenix was the last stop of a series of rallies across several states, calling for that the U.S. government to “honor the contributions” of illegal aliens to the economy of the United States.
The administration has repeatedly used the oxymoronic and hackneyed saw that Obama intends to grant citizenship to “law-abiding undocumented migrants.” Who are these law-abiding illegals? If you break the law entering the United States, exactly how do you become “law-abiding once here?” This glossary will assist in sorting through the convoluted language.
Although Obama made numerous promises on the campaign trail, the reality is that American citizens by the thousands each month are losing their jobs and homes. As jobless rates continue to escalate, they need the jobs that are available. Last month, the number of unemployed persons increased by 694,000 to 13.2 million, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.5 percent. This group of American unemployed has nearly doubled in size over the past 12 months, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor.
On January 21, the day after Obama’s inauguration, pro-amnesty marchers were out in force on the Washington, D.C. mall. “We voted in the millions and now we’re going to demand progress in the millions,” said the director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. And although John McCain was the architect of the failed 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform, two-thirds of the Latino vote went to Obama.