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Published: Tuesday, May 10 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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MarieDevine Divine-Way
Kansas City, MO

God's law is not to oppress the stranger among you. We could open our borders, not close them. That allows the illegal immigrants the chance to go home and know the men can come again to work for a short time, get money, buy goods from America and take them back to their family in their country. That gives us the benefit without extraordinary expense.

With a garden paradise lifestyle instead of employment lifestyle, we would have no need for entitlement or welfare programs. Most things would be done through our loving citizens who would be helped. We benefit in the low cost of our foods because migrant workers can live on lower wages than citizens who have a house, car, and college to support.

MarieDevine Divine-Way
Kansas City, MO

Now, an illegal immigrant cannot admit it, for fear of punishment. He cannot leave for fear he cannot get back if he wants to. He is separated from his family and wants to help them, so he can only send them money so they buy where they are. That is not to our benefit. The immigrants could also stay in their country and live the garden paradise lifestyle there. It will work throughout the world and end immigration problems.

Because we have an anti-God employment system and welfare programs, the immigration issue cannot be solved with satisfaction for all.
We cannot reward breaking the law
We cannot deny them medical and welfare; that would make us murderers and cold hearted people.
We cannot allow them to be citizens to vote since their main allegiance is to their country.

Our employment lifestyle is destroying the world; for our protection we need to turn to a garden paradise lifestyle. God warned against our debt, interest, insurance (surety), covetousness, and seeking riches and honor; so we must turn to God's truth for our own good.

Salt Lake City, UT

'...to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul and eagerly working to show vital Hispanic voters that he is not the one standing in the way.
Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama said their demands have been more than met by his administration but "they'll never be satisfied." - Article

I have to agree with this.

In the previous 8yrs, what was done on immigration by the Republican party?


The only thing I can find is:

*'GOP Nominee Proposes Landmines For Mexico Border' - CBS News - 06/15/10
'During the May 18 interview with KNMX radio in Las Vegas, N.M., (Tom) Mullins (New Mexico) said the U.S. could mine the border, install barbed wire and post signs directing would-be border jumpers to cross legally at designated checkpoints.
"We could put land mines along the border. I know it sounds crazy.'

And it did.

And now, Obama gets to solve the problems Republicans sat on in 2yrs?

Once again, without Republican support.

South Jordan, UT

I would be more than happy to open the borders to Mexico when they can crack down on all the crime they have. Why should we import crime and corruption?

Riverton, UT

I like this headline: Republicans Mock Obama's Presidency

That banter should solve a lot of problems.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I don't know what Obama is thinking but:

There are entire regions of Arizona under control of drug lords.
An Arizona Sheriff has a price on his head.
When Arizona complained about violence from illegal aliens, the Obama administration posted "keep out" signs.

That is not enforcement.
Saying we have better border security than ever does not make it true.

Obama is doing this for two reasons:
1. His approval rating among Hispanics has dropped dramatically.
2. The Democrats need more votes and view illegal aliens as a good source of those votes. (Yeah, I know. It is illegal for illegal aliens to vote but why is it illegal to ask people if they are citizens when they register to vote under "Motor Voter"?)

I just want to know. Did Obama use a teleprompter when he make his remarks?

Two Cents
Springville, Utah

Way to unify, Mr. President. Tease and mock the other side. That type of behavior should be beneath you.

How about unfreezing the funding for the border fence? Allowing the BP to use real bullets? The border we have is a farce and the Mexicans and radical Islam terrorists know it. Stop suing Arizona for trying to tackle this huge problem on their own, and start listening to the people of southern Texas and southern AZ, some of whom have bullets whizzing past their doors and sleep with guns to protect themselves against the Mexican druglords. Saying it's fixed doesn't mean it really is.

Beaverton, OR

This latest ridicule of Obama's against the Republicans and other politicians, tells me he's in it for the laughs, not for genuine concern over what is really going on with our country.

Does ANYONE out there really care about the American people overall anymore???

Mcallen, TX

Poor Mr. Obama:

1. It's George Bushes fault.
2. I inherited this mess.
3. The Republicans won't let me do anything.
4. Fox news is saying bad things about me.
5. People are polluting the air.
6. People don't like me because of my race.

Could it be his policies?

Cedar Hills, UT

Obama mocks the American people when he does absolutely nothing to stop the total migration of people comming accross the southern border.
When Obama says we need comprehensive immigration reform, what he means is we need amnesty. He is no different than Bush on this matter. They both know that the scale has tipped and if you don't play ball with the illegal population in the US, then you loose your ability to be elected and re-elected. And don't tell me illegals don't vote. Acorn and community organizers have ways of dealing with this little problem.

Salt Lake City, UT

'There are entire regions of Arizona under control of drug lords.' - The Rock | 3:08 p.m.

Yeah, yeah.

And headless bodies cover the Az boarder.

*'Brewer Finally Backpedals: I Was Wrong About Headless Bodies' - By Ben Frumin - Talking Points Memo

I will concede that immigration is a problem, so I will ask again:

WHAT have Republicans done about immigration before this point?

I mean BESIDES offer amnesty during the Regan administration?

Can't remember anything from the last 10yrs?

That's right, Obama 'has to solve the problem' in 2yrs.

It is estimated that there are 12 million illegal immigrants in America today. Compare to the US military which runs, what? 3-4 million, and I want to know what Republicans are going to do when the military is outnumbered 4-to-1, against.

And what about the teleprompter? Every president for the last 30 years has used one.

Not Sarah Palin though!

She reads off of her hand.

Capt. Smash
Bountiful, UT

Good job spanking the rethuglicans, nice real nice.

Boise, ID

Did Obama really say that? Our commander and chief sounds like a 5th grader. President, please act your age and your office. I can understand saying that in private but in public?

Where is Biden anyways? I could count on him for truly funny quotes. Please release the gag order on our vice president.

Sandy, UT

Mocking those who think laws should be enforced.

What a great president we have.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess this is the "new way forward" that he promised us. No wonder nothing is getting accomplished in Washington. The president is too busy raising money for himself, trying to make illegals feel good about themselves again, and trying to win over the latino population that he has alienated by his inaction.

He should try telling the illegals another line that he's going to accomplish fixing the broken immigration system before the end of the first term and not push it off until the next election cycle. Oh wait a minute he has pushed it off.

But that gives him a talking point. No to just give the illegals amnesty and then they can vote for him.

I wonder about families who have lost love ones to illegals. I wonder if they're laughing with the president who has failed to protect the border.


Provo, UT

"nearing completion of a border fence"
When did he build a border fence, he stopped it.

The Republicans asked for 6,000 troops, he sent 1200 that are scheduled to be removed in June or July.

Salt Lake City, UT

Only people who are concerned about 11 million illegal immigrants draining our social system of every dime would want to do something about the border.

Why would a tax-and-spend liberal like Obama be concerned?

Somewhere in Time, UT

Just when a few people were starting to like him. He always manages to blow it.

Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

Have your fun and get your laughs repubs, but the fact remains that the past(2000-2008)is history and you cannot change it no matter what you say or do! And you want us voters to do what? Elect another pro-business president, what a joke! Just where would this country be if McDuff(McCain) and sweet Sarah were in office now? You people are unbeivable.

Casa Grande, AZ

KM, you might want to look up some facts first before saying "Obama has done nothing to decrease illigal immigration".

You really should listen to the speech. He call R's out for saying exactly what you did while he has actually DOUBLED the number of border troops, sent drones and other high tech surveilance means and has secured the border better than it ever has been.

He's calling R's out for contantly "moving the goal posts" of what they think will solve the problem because even though he implements THIER ideas they keep up the rhetoric that he isn't doing anything. That's just anti-american politics to take down the duly elected potus. That's treasonous.

Obama is spot on. R's deserve to be mocked for thier childish behavior.

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