Immigration Activists: Obama Has Failed At Reform

CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Latino community, upset over a federal program called Secure Communities, or S-Comm, rallied in front of President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports, the rally in front of the Prudential Building is one of many across the country for National Day of Action.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports

“He has power, and he has backed out, and cared more about himself getting reelected than actually stopping deportations,” said Jose Torres.

He was joined by more than three dozen others who are accusing President Obama of backing away from his promise of immigration reform, and instead expanding the use of federal immigration agents

“The fact that he’s deported more folks than his predecessor – that has nothing to do with Congress, said an Organizer with the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities. “That is strictly an executive decision.”

The organizer says more than 24-thousand signatures were gathered and turned in to the re-election campaign with the hope that the program would be dissolved.

  • Citizen of Chicago

    It’s time we LEGAL US citizens of America let these liberal Democratic carpet baggers from chicago know we are sick and tired of giving away the store to those who are nothing more than criminals. Their is a system and prodcedure to becoming a US citizen and those who want to disobey the regulations and procedures and claim the laws don’t apply to them, I say send them back and all the members of their families along with them! If your parents are NOT US citizens that dose not automaticly make you a citizen. Repeal the constitution admenment if you are born here you are NOT automaticlly entitled to citizenship unless your parents are a legal US citizen! Penalize all states and politicans who offer sacnutary and free entitlements! We legal US citizens can’t afford it any more!

    • JohnQPublic2010

      This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. This is an AMERICAN issue that affects us all. Politicians cave in to groups just to get their votes. They don’t care about the will of the vast majority of Americans, they think that they have us in their back pockets. How wrong they are !!!

      • Roberta Waker

        Yes, politicians do cave in to their demands to get their votes. Problem is our stupid politicians, when they finally give these illegals amnesty; will be voted out of office quickly and replaced with, you guessed it, THEIR people. When the Hispanics become a majority in this country we will have a Hispanic President, Congress will be eliminated as will the U.S. Constitution because the Hispanics don’t have a Congress or Constitution. Are our politicians really so stupid that they can’t see the handwriting on the wall? These ILLEGALS stick together, but instead of deporting them to save our economy, we give them free education, medical, housing, food, to bankrupt not only our states, but LEGAL Americans who can barely afford to exist themselves. We don’t need immigration REFORM – we need immigration laws ENFORCED. FIRE anyone that doesn’t secure our borders or enforce immigration laws in 2012.

    • justsayinwhatstrue

      I agree 100%. It’s time we took back OUR country.

  • JohnQPublic2010

    It’s really a shame that these groups choose not to support the laws of this land, but rather choose to support the law breakers !

    • Roberta Waker

      They get away with ignoring our laws because we are allowing them to get away with it. We can’t even get them to learn ENGLISH – they want us to learn SPANISH and we are catering to their language, their customs, their heritage. Isn’t this America, home of immigrants that learned ENGLISH and assimilated into the American way of life? Why are we allowing these ILLEGALS to take over our country that was paid for with the blood of men and women who died for it? Let’s take back America and Fire all politicians that support these criminals in 2012. Send them home and let them come here LEGALLY.

      • OLD VET


  • r a

    They need to go back where they came from, America needs to put Americans first for once

  • Jose Rodriguez Matinez Gonzalez Doritos

    Unbelievable! This issue angers me to no end. NO AMNESTY! The only thing a sh!t illegal Mexican should get is deported. How long are we going to let these criminals suck the resources from our system? How much worse does unemployment have to get before something is done about it. The construction industry is saturated with these low lives, making it extremely difficult for citizens to find work. Their kids go to our schools and overcrowd the classrooms. Anyone employing any sh!t illegal Mexican should be fined severely. Anyone who rents to them should be fined even more severely. Every single Mexican the police come accross, should be checked for a green card or work permit etc. The deportation process should be excellerated so they are being deported at a faster rate than the criminals can sneak in. The time is now!! NO AMNESTY EVER!!!!!!!!

  • Seriously?

    F U Jose Torres!

    • Jose Rodriguez Matinez Gonzalez Doritos

      Who the hell is this Torres person?

  • Jose Juan lopez martinez enchilada

    The president and all these republicans and democrats need the latino vote…They will not do anything about it…So get used to it cause we Americans just F***

  • Dave Francis

    In foreign nations including Mexico, anybody who is apprehended without the right papers are subject to a felony offense. AMERICAN CITIZENS SHOULD ASK THIS QUESTION OF OURSELVES? Doesn’t it seem strange that illegal immigration in to the United States is a civil offense? Contact your Senator and Congressman-women and demand as a voter, that entry into this sovereign nation be classed as a felony. Common sense says that foreign nationals will ideally not take the chance of this serious offense and stay in their own country. To me this has been an intentional act by either political party to push their own agendas, in allowing nationals to enter without any recourse that might place them in prison, instead of a short stay at a detention facility before deportation.
    Entering this country lacking papers is a violation of federal criminal statutes and individuals who do it can be imprisoned for several months, until deported. Years of U.S. administrations habitually prefer to avoid the court expenditures of prosecution by letting nationals depart voluntarily. As for people protesting, if their fingerprints are by now in a federal database, it can be compared with those taken in State through local levels. Then if that person is already in the agencies data-base, then they are there because they’ve spent their day in immigration court and have an order to be deported, or have returned after being deported. For those returnees, the criminal system offers zero-tolerance policies and should be imprisoned. Nationwide there are more than 600,000 immigration fugitives–people who have already had due process and have been ordered deported, but remained after the judge’s order.
    The more the foreign nationals demonstrate, the more they are reviled. Americans have no value for the millions who have contempt for our laws. There is no such thing as law-abiding illegal migrant or immigrant? They are an illegal alien and should be treated as such. These people arrived here illegally and then by law, we are forced to financially pamper them. They then work with forged or stolen ID’s, drive without licenses or insurance and behind Americas back, collect different welfare assistance. Those who do play the tax system rules who apply for a tax IRS ITIN number in the majority of cases as low income earners, they receive the whole amount returned in tax rebates.
    S-Comm or Secure Communities is only enforced after a foreigner is arrested and his fingerprints are checked. If he has been arrested before for re-entry or a criminal activity, it means he/she have committed a further violation. Another very efficient tool is the E-Verify program that is an aid for businesses to verify a person’s right to work status. Not perfected yet, but it is being continually upgraded by Homeland Security and the Social Security administration, with the possibility of cross-referencing nationwide drivers license photographs in the near future.
    In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 persons called for jury duty from voter registration rolls in one state, the U.S. district court revealed were non-citizens. Although this number may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than adequate to provide the winning presiden¬tial vote margin in Florida in 2000. Florida is not exclusive. Thousands of non-citizens are registered to vote in different states and tens if not hundreds of thousands, or maybe even millions in total possibly at hand on the voter rolls countrywide. These types of numbers are significant as n municipal elections the fallout could often be determined by only a handful of votes, and even general elections have likely been compromised within the margin of the number of non-citizens–ille¬gally registered to vote. Those who ignore the consequences of non-citizen registration, using fraudulent “Absentee Ballots” and voting either are deliberately blind to this severe problem or may essentially support this form of illegal voting.
    Election officials have a sworn duty not only to enforce those laws, but also to execute the registra¬tion and election processes, not allowing those laws to be bypassed or disregarded. As the 2012 presidential election is perhaps of historical significance, we as citizens must safeguard our Constitutional right, to ensure no non-citizens change this avenue towards the presidency through fraudulent means. There are many facts to be found, not Liberal lies at NumbersUSA, FAIR, and Judicial Watch.
    Join the TEA PARTY membership that has become a huge pressure group of tens of millions of equally minded Americans from all ethnic and secular backgrounds, political parties, no matter what the unsympathetic activists conclude? The TEA PARTY members contribute to a focused viewpoint of limiting government, personal freedoms, personal responsibility, “fair” free international trade treaties and above all else consigning control to the States and the people. The TEA PARTY has the initiative to enact a “FLAT TAX LAW” instead of the corruption that favors many, who pay no tax at all. The TEA PARTY is about reforming all political parties and being in charge of the primary principles of our Constitution, once again retaining the foundation of which this sovereign nation has stood for 225 years. As it is, Senator Harry Reid, a dye hard Liberal says, “The Tea Party will pass?” The fool has no conception that the Tea Party–IS–the American people.

    • JB

      The Tea Party makes sense.

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