Hillary: These Obama immigration raids are just awful, aren’t they?

posted at 6:01 pm on January 13, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

In the run-up to the State of the Union, what with all of the other madness going on, it was easy to let some of the less “hair on fire” stories fall through the cracks, but there is still an undercurrent of unrest in the Democrat primary. It’s becoming something of a popcorn event to watch Hillary Clinton continue to try to get to the left of Bernie Sanders as one poll after another shows that she might actually have a fight on her hands. (Well… at least in the first two states anyway.)

That battle swung back to the immigration front on Monday. The President, to his credit, has had ICE executing some raids to round up illegal immigrants and deport them over the past couple of weeks and that’s got his base up in arms. Bernie Sanders and others were quick to send written notices to Barack Obama, letting him know that enforcing our immigration laws is not what the Democrat Party is about and that he needs to stop them post haste. Never one to be left out in the cold these days, Hillary Clinton jumped on the bandwagon. (Washington Post)

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday stepped up criticism of the Obama administration’s new policy of rounding up and deporting families who entered the United States illegally, joining her two rivals for the Democratic nomination who had previously done so.

“I do not think the raids are an appropriate tool to enforce the immigration laws. In fact, I think they are divisive. They are sowing discord and fear,” Clinton said at the Iowa Brown & Black Forum. She added that immigration enforcement “has to be done individually by individually,” and not through “mass raids.”

I’m not sure what “individually by individually” means in this context, but she was clearly hot under the collar. While she was saying that, her campaign released a more firm rebuke for media consumption.

“Our immigration enforcement efforts should be humane and conducted in accordance with due process, and that is why I believe we must stop the raids happening in immigrant communities,” Clinton said in the campaign’s written statement. “We have laws and we must be guided by those laws, but we shouldn’t have armed federal officers showing up at peoples’ homes, taking women and children out of their beds in the middle of the night. The raids have sown fear and division in immigrant communities across the country. People are afraid to go to work. They are afraid to send their kids to school. They are afraid to go to the hospital, or even the grocery store.”

Given the current temperature of the public when it comes to border jumping and the issues we’ve run into of late, I certainly hope that the candidates on the Democrat side keep pushing each other further and further in this direction. This is one of the first times that we’ve seen Bernie really shove Hillary Clinton that far to the left. The fact is that these raids were long overdue and there was nobody “terrorizing” the immigrant community if you’re talking about legal immigrants. Anyone here legally with the proper documentation had absolutely nothing to worry about.

As to the actual targets of the raid, they should be worried. Clinton is fretting over armed federal officers showing up and taking people away. Does she have an alternate suggestion? Perhaps a strongly worded letter? (That should get them all out of the country. Why didn’t we think of that before?) She’s also claiming that people are afraid to go to work or to send their kids to school. That’s some great populist blather to satisfy the base, but it’s also complete nonsense. If you are in the country illegally you’re not supposed to be going to work. And if your kids are actually citizens they have nothing to fear in terms of going to school. They’ll be fine.

This is some Olympic level pandering to the minority vote and perhaps it will help out Clinton in her primary race. But whoever the eventual GOP nominee winds up being, they should keep that quote in their pocket for the debates in the general election this fall.

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According to Ted Cruz, they are Fascism 101.

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

LOL.

This is like watching crap trying to wipe sh*t off it’s hands.

They’re all covered in it.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

awfully few.

deport them ALL and send their anchors with them.

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Fixation never wears well.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

But whoever the eventual GOP nominee winds up being, they should keep that quote in their pocket for the debates in the general election this fall.

Unless ¡La Jebita! gets the nomination, Hillary is toast.

Magicjava on January 13, 2016 at 6:06 PM

People are afraid to go to work.

I’m not. And I have 40 minds full if mush sitting behind me.

IDontCair on January 13, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Hillary is just worried some of her voters will be deported.

rbj on January 13, 2016 at 6:09 PM

I look forward to the day when politicians will be afraid of going to “work”. That’s when we know we’re doing it right.

MMK on January 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM

With any luck we’ll see an FBI raid on the Clinton Compound.

antipc on January 13, 2016 at 6:14 PM

Hillary is just worried some of her voters will be deported.

rbj on January 13, 2016 at 6:09 PM

It’s easier for them to vote for her if they are.

RickB on January 13, 2016 at 6:14 PM

I look forward to the day when politicians will be afraid of going to “work”. That’s when we know we’re doing it right.

MMK on January 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM

^ Oh, and this too. ^

antipc on January 13, 2016 at 6:15 PM

What is so equally disgusting with this suint ball is that she has been in public life for forty years and now there is a gun issue, womans rights issues, immigration issues, health care issues etc, etc. Why not ask what she has been doing for forty years.

rjoco1 on January 13, 2016 at 6:17 PM

She should ask her hubby about Elian Gonzalez.

Deafdog on January 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Now I’m rehashing mental pictures of that ‘immiration raid’ scene, near the beginning of “Born In East L.A.”

listens2glenn on January 13, 2016 at 6:22 PM

What’s awful is that it took until year 8 before we could get even this token show of enforcement for immigration laws.

Rusty Nail on January 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Tom DeLay: Cruz Has Problem on Citizenship Issue

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that Ted Cruz might ultimately “end up in the courts” on the question of his citizenship and how it might affect his presidential campaign.

“I’ve had this problem ever since Cruz announced,” DeLay, the five-term Texas Republican who served from 2003 to 2005, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” in an interview. “There is a difference between the definition of natural born and naturalization — and it has not been settled by any branch of government.

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Going to work taking legal residents’ and citizens’ jobs…..
and many are low income.

CWforFreedom on January 13, 2016 at 6:24 PM

I thought I read O already stopped once it got reported????

CoffeeLover on January 13, 2016 at 6:25 PM

No wonder McDonalds seems so short handed lately.

Neitherleftorright on January 13, 2016 at 6:25 PM

This crap is all wink-wink-nod-nod.

I never believed these ICE raids (remember they told us all about them a friggin’ month in advance?) were intended to accomplish anything other than allow Hillary! to position herself way to the left of enforcing those nasty and inhumane immigration laws.

Burrock doesn’t care if he’s blamed (he won’t be- wink wink) and it creates a delightful mental picture of jack boots (thanks Ted) and crying children dragged away for the progressives, right and left, to exploit.

Dolce Far Niente on January 13, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Left on left crime.

22044 on January 13, 2016 at 6:28 PM

“People are afraid to go to work and make their illegal-hiring scofflaw employers millions!”

Buddahpundit on January 13, 2016 at 6:28 PM

“There is a difference between the definition of natural born and naturalization — and it has not been settled by any branch of government.”

former Congressman Tom DeLay

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Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

.
That’s not an invalid point … : \

listens2glenn on January 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Oh STFU Hillary. You’re going to lose again. I hope your wig doesn’t implode on your head when even a fossil like Bernie Sanders is beating you.

Get over yourself. It’s never going to happen. You are unlikable, not trustworthy and the only thing you have going for you at this point is the massive coverage about your corruption.

I think that Bill will be smiling when you are wearing an Orange Jumpsuit. Good luck, and good bye, Hillary. We can’t WAIT to see you in shackles.

/Biatch

Key West Reader on January 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….

Neitherleftorright on January 13, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Hillary’s maid went missing?

Neitherleftorright on January 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

That cow is still alive?

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM

“Jack boots” — Ted Cruz

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Fixation never wears well.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Neither does delusion. Your candidate agrees with Hillary Clinton:

“I do not think the raids are an appropriate tool to enforce the immigration laws. In fact, I think they are divisive. They are sowing discord and fear,” Clinton said at the Iowa Brown & Black Forum. She added that immigration enforcement “has to be done individually by individually,” and not through “mass raids.”

“We have laws and we must be guided by those laws, but we shouldn’t have armed federal officers showing up at peoples’ homes, taking women and children out of their beds in the middle of the night.

Here is Ted Cruz:

“No, I don’t intend to send jackboots to knock on your door and every door in America. That’s not how we enforce the law for any crime,” Cruz told Tapper as his campaign bus ambled across northern Iowa.

“We don’t have any system that knocks on the doors of every person in America,” Cruz told Tapper. “We also don’t have people going door-to-door looking for murderers. We don’t live in a police state. We do have law enforcement.”

Cruz indicated that he would only deport those who are apprehended, such as those who commit crimes or are caught by prospective employers without having immigrated legally.

Joseph K on January 13, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Progressivism is a inoperable cancer on this Republic……

Because we won’t do the Chemo we must go through to rid it.

PappyD61 on January 13, 2016 at 6:44 PM

“I’ve had this problem ever since Cruz announced,” DeLay, the five-term Texas Republican who served from 2003 to 2005, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” in an interview. “There is a difference between the definition of natural born and naturalization — and it has not been settled by any branch of government.

Garyinaz66 on January 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Cruz can only be NBC or Naturalized according to the Constitution so which is it. If he’s naturalized when did he raise his hand and take the oath.

RickB on January 13, 2016 at 6:46 PM

“It’s just horrible what that nasty Obama man is doing!”

Join the club Hillary. We’ve been feeling this way for a very long time.

Oxymoron on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Hillary continues to say whatever it takes to lure the socialists and liberal extremists…not sure how all this will help her in a general election. She seems to be playing to only a portion of the Dem base and completely against most Independents and Conservatives.

tej on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

The only ones being deported registered to vote as Republicans

minus200 on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Donald Trump has been using foreign workers instead of making America Great Again and using US workers!

Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.

Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters. Most of the applications were approved, the data show.

Nine companies majority-owned by Trump have sought to bring in foreign waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers and other laborers on temporary work-visa programs administered by the Labor Department.

The temporary work visa program through which Trump’s companies have sought the greatest numbers of workers, H-2B, brings in mostly workers from Mexico. Mexicans made up more than 80 percent of the 104,993 admissions to the United States on H-2B visas in 2013. The Trump companies have sought at least 850 H-2B visa workers.

Trump,Trump,Trump. How could you do this to us?

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Trump Says He Didn’t Know He Employed Illegal Aliens

Donnie,Donnie,Donnie. Say it ain’t so.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:51 PM

This is some Olympic level pandering to the minority vote and perhaps it will help out Clinton in her primary race.

Soul on ICE?

Senator Philip Bluster on January 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Clinton is fretting over armed federal officers showing up and taking people away.

Elian Gonzalez.

Now who was in the WH when that happened?

Athos on January 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

I’ve spent 7+ years grabbing for the remote when the current POTUS appears on my television screen. I can’t envision looking at this woman’s visage for 6 months let alone 2 terms.

vityas on January 13, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Donald Trump:

“Mexican illegal immigrants are “rapists” during his campaign launch, said he would provide a way for “the good ones” to reenter the country legally, although he does not support a path to full citizenship. “Legal status,” he said. “We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back in if they’re really good people.”

Donald Trump Inc is going to hand pick all “The good ones”. What the hell does that even mean?

Who decides who is “really good”?

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 6:55 PM

“It’s just horrible what that nasty Obama man is doing!”

Join the club Hillary. We’ve been feeling this way for a very long time.

Oxymoron on January 13, 2016 at 6:48 PM

I think anyone can see through this charade. Obama doesn’t want to enforce immigration with raids and they are half hardily acting as if they are doing them so Hillary is actually supporting Obama and making the idiots think she is setting herself apart from Obama.

Hillary is doomed if she goes against Obama. He’d bring the DOJ down on her.

tej on January 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM

“We have laws and we must be guided by those laws, but we shouldn’t have armed federal officers showing up at peoples’ homes”

Oh so laws are just guides now? So if you don’t like a particular law you don’t have to obey it, you can just be guided by it and do what you want regardless?

I don’t think so.

HotAirian on January 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM

When doors are kicked in and women and children scream, it is an ugly scene whether it’s a drug raid, an immigration raid or a flash-bang attack on the wrong home due to police negligence.

A smarter, less costly, less dangerous and less ugly approach is to add what Cruz has proposed: Making it impossible for illegals to secure and keep jobs or welfare benefits. When those supports and capabilities are taken away, the self-deportation train will leave the station. An attempt to implement mass deportation would have LA burning and the administration tied up in the courts for years.

Jumpintimmy on January 13, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Fixation fixed itself on portlandon.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 7:09 PM

Fixation fixed itself on portlandon.

Schadenfreude on January 13, 2016 at 7:09 PM

I’m trying to keep up with GarryinAZ66. I’m still 128,137 behind.

portlandon on January 13, 2016 at 7:12 PM

“Our immigration enforcement efforts should be humane and conducted in accordance with due process, and that is why I believe we must stop the raids happening in immigrant communities,” Clinton said in the campaign’s written statement.

Hey moron….they ARE being carried out in accordance with due process. And if being led away in hand cuffs is humane enough for American citizens, it’s humane enough for illegals.

xblade on January 13, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Donald Trump loves him some eminent domain.

portlandon

So did those old white guys who put it in the Constitution. So does every current member of the GOP that supports the Keystone pipeline.

A smarter, less costly, less dangerous and less ugly approach is to add what Cruz has proposed: Making it impossible for illegals to secure and keep jobs or welfare benefits. When those supports and capabilities are taken away, the self-deportation train will leave the station. An attempt to implement mass deportation would have LA burning and the administration tied up in the courts for years.

Jumpintimmy

But taking away their welfare and jobs won’t tie up the courts at all, and will happen overnight in a totally peaceful manner, lol.

Dude, we can’t even forbid illegals from attending schools per the Supreme Court. Good luck taking their welfare.

xblade on January 13, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Donald Trump loves him some eminent domain.

portlandon

S

so did those old white guys who put it in the Constitution.

xblade on January 13, 2016 at 7:22 PM

That sounds an awful like Obama blaming the “Crusades” for the Muslims trying to kill us.

Trump loves eminent domain to benefit himself. No spinning that.

libfreesMom on January 13, 2016 at 7:37 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice to have politicians who represent American citizens, not illegal aliens?

grumpyank on January 13, 2016 at 8:35 PM

In separate television interviews with Fox News and CNN on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a number of difficult questions, among them about immigration and the recent surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the border with Mexico illegally.

The questions are only difficult if you refuse to enforce our laws.

fred5678 on January 14, 2016 at 3:36 AM

OT: Donald Trump Rally Pensacola Florida – 8:00pm Eastern Live Stream

Magicjava on January 13, 2016 at 6:43 PM

11,000 capacity arena. All seats were filled plus entire floor (normally ice hockey rink) standing room only. Additional folks outside in nice weather.

Two protesters were escorted out 15 minutes before Trump started speaking, one additional guy exposed his Hillary shirt and was escorted out so quietly that no interruptions at all.

Pensacola is solid conservative area.

Too bad networks called Florida at 7 PM CT in 2000 — Bush v. Gore might have been avoided.

fred5678 on January 14, 2016 at 4:06 AM

Laughable to think that the craven individuals fearing a raid by ICE (hardly anyone, statistically) will be rushing to add to their worries by fraudulently voting for Hillary (or O’Malley, if he is the nominee – just kidding!).

I suppose she thinks voters will be impressed with her phony compassion for illegals.

BTW, if a woman is raped by one of her illegals, does she have a right to be believed? Or does the illegal have the right to be unmolested by the authorities?

What a poisonous fool she is!

virgo on January 14, 2016 at 4:08 AM

Why would we EVER elect a felonious POTUS who won’t ENFORCE the laws?

Armyspouse on January 14, 2016 at 7:36 AM