Obama and illegal immigration
To the Editor:
First of all, it is worth noting that President Obama made his political "bones" in a place (Chicago, Ill.) where political corruption and voter fraud were long ago elevated to art forms.
Secondly, being unable to get Congress to legislate his proposals regarding illegal immigration, the President has decided to circumvent the Constitution and bypass the law of the land by signing an executive order granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and allowing them to get work permits. With approximately 24 million Americans out of work, why, you might ask, would Mr. Obama want to do this? The President has basically granted immunity from deportation to any illegal immigrant between the ages of 16 and 30 who was brought here as children by their parents. It is also worth noting that anyone who claims this status is not required to prove that they are eligible for it. Curiously enough there has been a recent surge in the number of children caught as they tried to cross illegally into the United States.
Thirdly, the Obama re-election campaign is suing states to stop them from enforcing laws designed to ensure that ineligible people are not allowed to vote. Mr. Obama's Justice Department has attempted to obstruct these Voter ID laws whenever possible. Also, he sent Attorney General Eric Holder to the NAACP Convention where this man had the audacity to compare Voter ID laws to "poll taxes."
It is difficult for me to believe that these events are coincidental and I find myself wondering just how dumb does our President think we are.
Russell T. Cumbee