In what might be described as the journalism equivalent of ambulance chasing
for stories on
how their lives have been ruined by President Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Where were the NYT & the WaPo on Obama’s immigration record? (emphasis added)
Obama went from soliciting Latino votes in the 2008 election by promising to tackle immigration reform in his first 100 days to never getting around to crafting a remedy for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
And he went from criticizing the George W. Bush administration for sending federal agents to arrest nursing mothers who were “torn from their babies” to essentially deputizing, through Secure Communities, thousands of local and state police officers to enforce federal immigration law by checking the immigration status of anyone with whom they came in contact.
In recent weeks, the same person who – in August 2010 – signed a $600 million border security bill proposed by Senate Democrats that put more agents, fencing and equipment on the U.S.-Mexico border expressed worry about his successor’s plan to build a border wall.
It’s surreal to hear Obama and other Democrats express their indignation at the idea that people could be deported and families separated when, for the past eight years, this has been standard operating procedure for the Obama administration and the party that covered up for it.
There needs to be an honest and serious accounting of Obama’s cynical and cruel immigration record.
And yet we can’t very well expect the media to provide it
And to all of you hypocrites protesting at the airports,
the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama [*] signed into law in December 2015.
Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill.
Where were you then?
[*] The seven countries – Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria – were designated as countries subject to restrictions for Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals under Pres. Obama