Democratic pandering to ethnicity is offensive. Reverse racism is very much in vogue with Democrats and Obama administration officials who have gone all out to court the Latino vote. In a recent trip to Texas, Education Secretary Arne Duncan recited a favorite White House slogan that reeks of ethnic favoritism (see: Are High Unemployment and Ethnic Favoritism a Good Mix?
The hand-wringing over a teacher bailout for destitute states did not stop the Justice Department from saddling Alabama’s public school system with extra work to benefit illegal immigrants. A November 1, 2011 “Dear Superintendent” letter asks for a laundry list of information on school attendance and enrollment in a punitive reminder that states have to educate illegals, like it or not.
What took so long? The House has finally moved against the Obama administration’s shameless immigration policy with the Judiciary Committee’s approval of a subpoena for Homeland Security. With all the talk from the White House and DHS about their new criminals-only approach to enforcement, will we finally get some legally binding numbers on what the administration has chosen to do with illegal immigrants who are taken into custody?
Do you want to feel like your tax dollars have value? Would it be nice to think, if only for a moment, that the state you live in regards you as more than a revenue source? Do you refuse to accept the president’s assertion that America is doomed unless we wave the wand of citizenship over millions of illegal immigrants?
We have to wonder if the president has made a deal with Mexico, in exchange for his pro-Hispanic initiative, to back federal efforts to nullify our immigration laws. The Obama administration kicked off August by announcing it was suing Alabama, and by the end of the week, Mexico and 15 Latin American countries jumped on the bandwagon by filing briefs to protest the state’s new law.
America is an awful place. We are unfair to our workers, we force the middle class to finance the wretched excesses of the wealthy, and some of our states even plan to ask residents to verify their immigration status. Worst of all, in Alabama schools that provide free public education may ask parents to document whether they are citizens.