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Obama says: being American is not a matter of blood or birth

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Postby qmark » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:10 pm

It figures Obama would say something like that. I believe his "pathway to legal status" is nothing more than amnesty.


President Barack Obama said Thursday that being American “is not a matter of blood or birth,” but said that “no matter how decent” the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. are, they should be held accountable for breaking the law.

Speaking at the American University School of International Service in Washington D.C., Obama expressed an understanding for why states would pass individual anti-illegal immigration laws, but said taking such action is “ill conceived.”

The president said laws, such as the one signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April, are “divisive,” put pressure on local law enforcement, burden state and local budgets and could potentially violate the rights of innocent American citizens and legal residents.

The Obama administration has come out against Arizona’s immigration law, which requires police officers to question a person’s immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. The law takes effect July 29.

Obama said Thursday that while America has always defined itself as a nation of immigrants, and while the “overwhelming majority” of illegal immigrants come to the U.S. in search of a better life, “The presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are going through the process of immigration legally.”

“Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship,” he said. “And no matter how decent they are, no matter their reasons, the 11 million who broke these laws should be held accountable.”

The president called for a “pathway to legal status that is fair, reflective of our values and works,” a process he said has been “held hostage by political posturing and special interest wrangling.”

“I’m ready to move forward. The majority of Democrats are ready to move forward, and I believe the majority of Americans are ready to move forward,” Obama said.

“But the fact is, without bipartisan support, as we had just a few years ago, we cannot solve this problem. Reform that brings accountability to our immigration system cannot pass without Republican votes.”


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Postby frrostedman » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:25 pm

Maybe his statement leads back to him not being born in the US.
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Postby Halfabo » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:28 pm

While I agree that being American is not a matter of birth, being an American president is. You can be every bit as patriotic as any citizen born in this country and still be born any where else in the world. But, you can't be born somewhere else and legally be president.
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Postby Dark-Samus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:09 am

Arnold for president? :lol:
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Postby The_Joker » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:09 pm

Of course the Government don't want to do anything about illegals the because Corporations and businesses reap too many benefits from cheep labor. And if they seriously did anything about it those elected to office would be booted out of office.

A paradox it seems. But it seems the states have had enough, good on em!
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Postby frrostedman » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:22 pm

The_Joker wrote:Of course the Government don't want to do anything about illegals the because Corporations and businesses reap too many benefits from cheep labor. And if they seriously did anything about it those elected to office would be booted out of office.

A paradox it seems. But it seems the states have had enough, good on em!


So I gotta ask.

Joker, is that a picture of you in costume?

Seriously.
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Postby The_Joker » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Yeah mate. The makeup and positioning of the wig took only a couple of hours.
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Postby frrostedman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:43 pm

The_Joker wrote:Yeah mate. The makeup and positioning of the wig took only a couple of hours.

Kinda liked it myself. I could almost see Oz underneath the makeup (Osbourne that is)
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Postby The_Joker » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:46 pm

Yeah was thinking bout him for this Halloween or possibly Two-Face but the make-up for that takes hours.
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