Barack Obama said illegal immigrants were not welcome in the USA during a 2005 press conference about immigration reform.
On 15 December 2005, Obama joined Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida in a press conference about bipartisan efforts to bring about immigration reform, during which Obama stated:
“We all agree on the need to better secure the border and to punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants. We are a generous and welcoming people, here in the United States, but those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.
We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States, undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”
As much as Democrats hate to admit it, before Trump entered the White House, they were very much against illegal immigration.
This anti-immigration stance was also expressed by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
Bostonherald.com reports: All quotes guaranteed verbatim:
Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”
Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the U.S. legally. The American people will never accept immigration reform unless they truly believe that their government is committed to ending future illegal immigration.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2008: “We do need to address the issue of immigration and the challenge we have of undocumented people in our country. We certainly do not want any more coming in.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, 2007: “I don’t know why we need millions of people to be coming into the country who will work for lower wages than American workers and drives wages down even lower than they are right now.”
Ex-Sen. Harry Reid, 1993: “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal alien? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again … (If you’re an illegalimmigrant who gives birth in the U.S. you can go on welfare immediately.) Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense in the county-run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?”
Democratic Party platform 1996: “We cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it … (At the border before Bill Clinton) drugs flowed freely. Illegal immigration was rampant. Criminal immigrants, deported after committing crimes in America, returned the very next day to commit crimes again. … We continue to firmly oppose welfare benefits for illegal immigrants. We believe family members who sponsor immigrants into this country should take financial responsibility for them, and be held legally responsible for supporting them.”
But that was then, and this is now, and all of the above have come to the conclusion that the importation of a criminal, foreign, welfare-dependent underclass will ensure their future political dominance, the fate of the nation be damned.
Everything these Democrats predicted — welfare fraud, drugs, rampant crime of every variety — has come to pass, and then some. And yet, they are demanding that we allow more hordes of these criminals from the Third World to invade the U.S.
Here are some (pre-shutdown) press releases from the U.S. attorney in Boston concerning prosecution of illegal immigrants:
“Six arrested in Lawrence for Identity Theft and Social Security Fraud.” ICE’s special Document and Benefit Task Force (DBFTF) has been going after illegal immigrants “predominately from the Dominican Republic, who are believed to have obtained stolen identities of US citizens living in Puerto Rico and who have used those identities to obtain documents and public benefits they would not otherwise be eligible to receive, such as Registry of Motor Vehicle identity documents, Social Security numbers, Medicaid, unemployment and public housing subsidies.”
In other words, welfare.
“Dominican National Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm and Ammunition/Defendant threw stolen loaded gun over fence when approached by officers to be taken into custody for deportation.” That was in Roslindale.
“Two Dominican Nationals Arrested for Drug Trafficking.” Alleged heroin dealers, from Lawrence, of course, with a gun.
Here’s one from Connecticut: “Citizen of Honduras Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering US after Being Deported.” This illegal immigrant had already pleaded guilty to strangulation second degree in a domestic dispute.
Whatever happened to #MeToo?
Another from Connecticut: “El Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Reentering the US after Being Deported.” This illegal immigrant pleaded guilty to two different drunk driving charges, one of which involved smashing into an unmarked Vernon PD cruiser while smashed.
Whatever happened to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving?
This catastrophe all started with the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, sponsored by Sen. Ted Kennedy. Let’s close with his lies, which the Democrats continue to perpetuate to this very day:
“The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”
Thanks, Ted. Thanks, Democrats.