What Obama’s Amnesty/Immigration Plan Misses

, Malcolm A. Kline, 4 Comments

The Constitutional law professor in the White House missed a few key details in his pitch to halt the deportation of several million illegal aliens, according to another law professor. “I thought it was a pretty good speech, except for the facts,” Jan Ting, a law professor at Temple said last Friday in remarks at the Heritage Foundation.

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For one thing, “Qualified legal immigrants have waited 20 years” to become citizens, Ting observed. Ting served as an attorney in the U. S. Justice Department during the administration of George H. W. Bush.

Moreover, “There are those on the other side who will tell you numbers don’t matter,” Ting noted. “They matter.”

Moreover, the possibility that illegal aliens making less than the minimum wage will depress both employment prospects for Americans and wages is not one to be dismissed lightly. “Eighteen percent of teenagers can’t even find a part-time job,” Ting noted. “For black teenagers, it’s 32 percent.”

“Wages have not gone up since 2000,” Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, pointed out in comments at Heritage earlier that morning.

“Do you think there’s a connection between stagnant wages and high profits?” Ting asked. “Big business wants to expand the labor pool and depress wages.”  Median family incomes have gone down by $3,000 since 2007, Sen. Sessions averred.

 

4 Responses

  1. susan

    November 26, 2014 12:50 pm

    the illegal criminals are getting a free pass to stay here & the law abiding people waiting for their immigration papers to come here just got slapped in the face by this inept lying president. what next?! we have lost all credibility as a just & ethical government. he is stacking the cards in his partys favor so the illegals, now legal will vote dem for all the social services they give out, paid for by the hard working citizens of this sinking country.

  2. Ikia

    November 26, 2014 1:42 pm

    They’re only illegals because they either don’t have the mental capacity or the willingness to go through the long-time prescribed channels, beginning with applying for a visa at an American consulate in their home countries … waiting for its issuance … then coming here legally … followed by applying for a green card through normal channels … and then following along with the relatively simple naturalization process.

    No sympathy. BUT … Regan opened the door … Bush I and Clinton failed to close it … and Bush II opened it wider. Obama has done more to reduce illegal immigration from Mexico than any president in my lifetime ,,, but … Big Ag and other selected big businesses want the cheap labor. Period.

  3. Ikia

    November 26, 2014 1:44 pm

    The “ineptness” began with POS Reagan in 1986 … when he opened the door at the Mexican border … and gave amnesty to all those immigrants already here illegally … and Bush II helped it along immeasurably!

  4. susan

    November 26, 2014 6:12 pm

    i agree. but reagan is dead & bush is out. obama is here & in charge now & he is responsible for this latest debacle.

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