"I think that in order for deportations to stop and to end the suffering of the community, whoever gets to the White House will need to work very, very closely with Congress, because at this time it seems that neither candidate is willing to maintain the idea that deportations are not that answer to the broken immigration system," Cabrera said. "Mr. Obama has become the deporter-in-chief and Mr. Romney does not negate the fact that he'll continue to do the same thing."
You do realize that Barack has deported more people than Bush did. That's nothing to be proud of.
Get this, Barack lied about his record. Why isn't that headlines? Why aren't people obsessing over it? Still on the ABC News article:
Obama, who has broken records for the number of deportations during his first term, tried to portray his administration as deporting bad guys and recent arrivals, not law-abiding residents and parents. "We have to focus our attention on enforcement of people who generally pose a threat to our communities, not to hardworking families who are minding their own business," he said. "We don't have the capacity to enforce across the board."
However, what the administration defines as a criminal deportation includes relatively minor infractions, as well as more serious crimes. The top three categories for removals in 2011, according to a report released this month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, were "dangerous drugs," "criminal traffic offenses," and "immigration." Those three categories make up a whopping 66 percent of deportations and voluntary departures.
Barack cannot be trusted. He campaigned on promises about how he was going to address immigration. He's been in the White House for four years and never got around to keeping that promise. Now he wants four more years and wants people to trust that somehow a second term will be different than his first term. (His first term, please remember, when he had a super majority.)
You can't trust Barack, my opinion. I'm voting for Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate. Her campaign is noting a Washington Post report:
President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have little need for public funding for their campaigns, given that, together, they have about $1 billion behind them. But Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, could use a little help: She had raised only $283,000 as of the end of July.
Her campaign officials, however, say they are having trouble getting the public funding fast enough to pay the campaign debts. They have been quick to find a culprit and allege a minor conspiracy by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, hinting that the commissioners are seeking to limit Stein’s ability to peel off liberals who would otherwise support Obama.
In a letter to the panel, the campaign’s general counsel wrote, “It is our understanding that one reason for the delays . . . was due to that fact that the Democratic Commissioners were already in Charlotte, NC, for the Democratic National Convention, and were thus unavailable to sign off.”
Campaign manager Ben Manski echoed those concerns.
“You have staff who have been diligent in working with us, but it’s unclear whether the commissioners themselves want to see this money released,” he said. “You have an election administration that is bipartisan — it’s not nonpartisan.”
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