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REWIND: Obama Says Illegal Immigration Hurts ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ Strains Welfare

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For The Daily Caller, White House Correspondent Neil Munro writes: President Obama once declared that an influx of illegal immigrants will harm “the wages of blue-collar
Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”

“Obama now presides over a very porous southern border, and he’s allowed 130,000 Central American migrants across since October 2013.”

“[T]here’s no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border—a sense that what’s happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before,” then-Senator Obama wrote in his 2006 autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.”

”Not all these fears are irrational,” he wrote.

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“Via executive order, he is also about to provide work permits to at least 3 million illegal immigrants, allowing them to compete against the very Americans — black, white, Latino and Asian — who he once said would be harmed by such a move.”

“The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year DC-Audio-Linkis of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted.

[Read the rest at The Daily Caller]

[Obama on Immigration in his own words: Click here for the AUDIO]

“If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already Obama-2008overburdened safety net.”

“The guest worker provision of the bill troubled me. it was essentially a sop to big business, a means for them to employ immigrants without granting them citizenship rights—indeed, a means for business to gain the benefits of outsourcing without having to locate their operations overseas.”

Senator Barack Obama, 2006

If these feel like the words of one of Obama’s opponents, it’s because they’re the exact argument that the president’s critics have been making as he now rushes to announce a sweeping executive order that would give work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country.

In the passage, Obama also reveals that he personally feels “patriotic resentment” when he sees Mexican flags at immigration rallies…(read more)

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One Comment on “REWIND: Obama Says Illegal Immigration Hurts ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ Strains Welfare”

  1. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.


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