Obama encourages illegal aliens to vote?

Not quite so fast. He did not understand the premise of the question, or he just was not listening. When Gina Rodriguez asked the question during the interview earlier this week, everyone freaked out about the answer. The video you’re seeing elsewhere cuts off a relevant comment by the president a few moments later in the interview.

But let’s be clear, the president is known for interviews with mixed messages like this.

Rodriguez asked, “Many of the millennials, dreamers, undocumented, ahh… citizens … and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will Immigration know where I live, will they come for my family, and deport us?”

The president answers, “Not true.” He goes on with platitudes about how important it is to vote and not be afraid. It’s important to note Rodriguez just smiled and did not correct or clarify her question. At 1:12 into this clip, the president noted he thought it was important for Latinos – who are citizens – to vote because others in the community may “not have a voice, who can’t legally vote.”

To me, it’s clear what Rodriguez was asking the president, and she let him keep speaking. At 1:09, Rodriguez even mentions “the entire community.” The president did not get it … or did he?

Follow up

Let’s see if the president actually makes the effort to come out and say if you are an illegal alien, non-resident or non-citizen, you can not vote. It is illegal to do so. He won’t.

Here is a proper edit of the clip. If you’d like to see the entire interview – I’m certain it was edited like any other interview – click here.

Gina Rodriguez thinks it’s fine for illegal aliens to vote?

Another follow up. Rodriguez is an actress born and raised in Chicago to parents from Puerto Rico. A question for Rodriguez … is she now suggesting it’s OK for undocumented workers (non-citizens) to vote? In her opinion, did Obama give that opinion the green light?

Rodriguez is claiming the question referred to illegal aliens who are afraid of the voting process. Supposedly they think if someone in their family who is a citizen votes, they are at more of a risk to be tracked down and deported. If that’s the case, it’s one of the worst interview questions I could ever imagine. It’s actually an absurd question if you think about it.

Then she follows up with the following.

So if I vote, will immigration know where I live, will they come for my family and deport us?

Again, absurd question. If you are a citizen and voting, how is Immigration going to come and deport you? You’re a citizen. 

Bad interview all-around, and just enough “mixed messaging” to let illegals know they can vote with no consequences while the president and Rodriguez can claim “we never said that.”

Words matter.

Biden: Illegal aliens are already American citizens

This is unprecedented. This man is one heartbeat or impeachment/conviction vote from the Oval Office and he’s claiming illegal aliens – in his mind – are all American citizens. Not residents mind you, but citizens. Does he know the difference? He thinks they should all be able to immediately vote … the ultimate dream for statists.

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Settled law? Illegal alien deportations at lowest level since 1973

So much for the settled law theory. Since it has not been politically wise to change existing immigration laws during the last decade, the Executive Branch along with support from Democrat-controlled big city mayors, have been quietly telling immigration and border protection line officers to “not be all that concerned” if they run into any illegal aliens during their work-day.

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IRS sends $46 million in refunds to 24,000 at one address

And this is the organization that will be in charge of the Obamacare mandates. Remember the Inspector General audit pointing out the targeting of TEA Party groups when it came to IRS tax-exempt approvals? We also have another audit – again published last summer and not released to the media prior to the election – pointing out a huge problem with the distribution of IRS refund checks.

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Are we heading for an Øbama illegal alien trifecta?

Fox News seems to have been the first (and maybe only?) news organization to report that the Øbama regime intends to close nine Border Patrol stations across four states.  Nobody except mouthpieces for the administration is pleased with this move.  Pleas to the Border Patrol chief and the Dept. of Homeland “Security” by Border Patrol agents, Texas politicians and town sheriffs have fallen on deaf ears, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection which responded: Read more

Breaking: King Obama to offer amnesty to many illegal aliens

I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to find the actual legislation – required by Congress – that would allow President Obama’s Executive Branch the authority to implement this new piece of legislation. Oh yeah, I forgot … it’s King Obama now.

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If New York City stop, question & frisk policy is appropriate…

I know there are technical differences between New York’s stop, question and frisk policy and Arizona’s SB 1070, but are you wondering why the Obama administration’s Justice Department is actually suing Arizona, and not saying a word about the NYPD policy?

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LA Police makes driver’s licenses optional, will ignore state impound law

In February, I wrote about LA Police Chief Charlie Beck wanting illegal aliens to be offered driver’s licenses. Beck suggested illegals were being disproportionately hurt by state mandated impound laws. Since he did not get what he wants, he’s just going to stop enforcing the law.

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In vitro babies denied U.S. citizenship

USA Today posted a recent story titled “In vitro babies denied U.S. citizenship” in which it was reported a woman who went to Isreal for a successful in vitro fertilization procedure was informed by an embassy staffer her children were ineligible for American citizenship:

An embassy staffer wanted to know whether Lavi got pregnant at a fertility clinic. She said yes and was told that her children were not eligible for citizenship unless she could prove that the egg or sperm used to create the embryo was from an American citizen.

USA Today further adds:

The incident points out what critics say is a glaring inequity in U.S. citizenship regulations. A child adopted overseas by a U.S. citizen is eligible to become an American, and a baby born in the USA is American even if the parents are not.

But a child born to a U.S. citizen overseas through the increasingly common practice of in vitro fertilization with embryos from donor eggs and sperm is not American, unless an American is one of the donors.

Get that?  If a child is born in the U.S. to illegal aliens, the kid is automatically a citizen, but if the child is born to a citizen as a result of an IVF procedure that uses eggs and sperm from foreign donors, they are currently denied citizenship.

What else has this conceived (pun intended)?

Michele Koven Wolgel, an Israel-based lawyer who specializes in U.S. immigration law, says many embassy officials ask only older women, especially single moms, about the method of birth.

“That’s called profiling,” she says.

Profiling?  Separating a child from its parents on the basis of citizenship?  Where have I heard those before?  Surely this must be some plot by intolerant Republicans!!  But no, our “enlightened” and “tolerant” State Department is headed by one of the most recognized feminists in the world.  How could the “smartest woman in the world” have let this slip by?  Or worse, how can they let it go in the face of millions of illegals having anchor babies in this country?   Have they redefined what it means to be “born” to a woman?

Here is the best part: if they leave it as it is, doesn’t this pull the rug out from under the Fourteenth Amendment protections for anchor babies, i.e. this decision is an official acknowledgement that the citizenship of the parent determines the citizenship of the child?

If you really want to extrapolate this (and what good lawyer wouldn’t?), has the State Department now granted the sperm and egg, and even the fetus, de facto citizenship status, and therefore rendered them to be “legal “persons” of a sort?  Does it not make Roe v. Wade worthy of more scrutiny?

It is probably a relatively easy fix, but for now, it’s a bit of a sticky wicket, wouldn’t you say?

LA Police chief supports drivers licenses for illegal aliens

Goodness grief. The chief’s reasoning is nothing they have been doing to reduce the number of illegal aliens illegally driving cars has worked. So they might as well give up and offer them a drivers license.

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