Chuck Schumer In 2009: ‘Illegal Immigration Is Wrong’
Sept. 6, 2017
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer called ending DACA “heartless” on Tuesday, but in 2009 he expressed a very different message on illegal immigration.
During a speech at the Immigration Law & Policy Conference at Georgetown Law, Schumer repeatedly argued that immigration reform should focus on encouraging legal immigration and should make clear that “illegal immigration is wrong.”
“The American people are fundamentally pro-legal immigration and anti-illegal immigration,” Schumer explained at the conference. “We will only pass comprehensive reform when we recognize this fundamental concept.”
“The following seven principles are all based on this concept and comprise what I believe to be the framework for a bill that can receive overwhelming and bipartisan congressional support,” he said.
“First, illegal immigration is wrong,” Schumer declared, “and a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.”
I sure don’t see any dramatic crocodile tears in this video. So WHY did Schumer the hypocrite decide that Trump saying the same thing (albeit in less verbose words) now is terrible and heartless?
Oh and what did Obama say on this issue?
He recanted his “unconstitutional actions speech” in the tweet calling Trump’s move as a “cruel,” “self-defeating” and legally unnecessary political decision.
Soooo, for those lamebrain leftist who hang on every word of Obama’s mantra, how about actually hearing the truth from his own mouth. Or if that isn’t acceptable how about calling Schumer a hypocrite to his face and telling him to shove it.
DACA immigration reform was denied by Congress during the same year that Obama grabbed his “executive action” and forced it down the throats of the US citizens as “law.” Executive actions are NOT continuous law. In fact, they have sunsets of time until a future president takes office. It then can be changed, revoked, or challenged. Laws enacted by Congress on the otherhand are Permanent unless amended or revoked.
So why didn’t Obama move DACA through the congressional channels? First, because he knew that it would not pass muster and was impatient with congress’s inaction which is certainly understandable. Second, because Obama basked in the power of his “pen and phone.”
June 15, 2012 WH Press Briefing by Obama: Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people. Precisely because this is temporary, Congress needs to act. There is still time for Congress to pass the DREAM Act this year.
Schumer’s speech above was in 2009 so WHY didn’t the Democrats push through Immigration during the next two years? Starting January 2009, at the beginning of the 111th Congress, in the month that Barack Obama was inaugurated president, the House of Representatives was made up of 257 Democrats and 178 Republicans. There is no question that Democrats had total control in the House from 2009-2011. Or that they could and did muscle over the RINOS. They could have done exactly all of this during those days except they arrogantly believed that they would have majority for as long as the next three or more terms of presidency. As it worked out they could have forced the issue even any year after that given how the Republicans tucked tail and meekly followed their directives.
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the United States that would first grant conditional residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.
The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, S. 1291 by United States Senators Dick Durbin (D- Illinois) and Orrin Hatch (R- Utah), and has since been reintroduced several times but has failed to pass.
President Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling it an “amnesty-first approach” and urged Congress to pass a replacement before he begins phasing out its protections in six months.
Trump’s purpose was not to harm the DACA young people but because Congress should have acted as far back as 2009 to get this done and find a legal means to continue as LAW not as an executive order.
As early as March 2017, officials said, some of the 800,000 young adults brought to the United States illegally as children who qualified for the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, became eligible for deportation. The five-year-old policy allowed them to remain without fear of immediate removal from the country and gave them the right to work legally. But those same young adults and their parents should have been listening to Obama’s message and been making an effort to become legal rather than assuming they did not have to make the transition. Instead they have become part of the riotous actions currently being played out as if DACA executive order was a permanent action.
Schumer and the current Democrat schmucks need to do a reset and remember that what was on tape or in print can’t be totally suppressed. Someone somewhere will find your little dirty deeds and PUBLISH THEM again just when you least need them to resurface.