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Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 4, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Past immigrants left evil, and corrupt leadership for better opportunities, and life in America.

    Today they're baited here with free handouts, by a nation in debt, with a weakened job force unable to absorb their presence.

    Our commander can't understand this.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    July 4, 2014 6:54 p.m.

    Republicans in Congress have made it perfectly clear from the start that before any comprehensive immigration reform can take place, the borders first need to be secured. Obama has utterly failed in his duties to do that:.

    Therefore nothing is proceeding toward that end. Nor will it until we are finally able to obtain control. Right now, its not even close.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 5, 2014 1:15 a.m.

    @worf so then these children coming from Central America to escape the violence there are all just here for handouts not because of the violence they faced at home?

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    July 5, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    Yes we have but it usually has been a nation of legal immigrants, something the democrat party simply chooses to ignore.

  • cris Hamilton, IL
    July 5, 2014 7:26 a.m.

    Yes, legal immigration.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 5, 2014 7:32 a.m.

    Would someone PLEASE explain to our "president" the difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration?

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    July 5, 2014 7:44 a.m.

    More lies! What he forgot to say is legal immigrants.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 5, 2014 9:04 a.m.

    First of all, let's not confuse immigrants with illegal aliens. They are two different classifications.
    Second, we fail to acknowledge that in the great migration of the 1890s, 40% of the immigrants simply went home because they didn't sustain themselves here.
    Back then you had family, neighborhood and your church as your social safety net. There were no food stamps or free medical care in those days. (Save your replies that illegal aliens don't get benefits. Look at Obama's aunt for a prime example that they do.)
    So, if you didn't make it in the USA you simply went back home. And millions did.
    By the way, The Pledge of Allegiance was created to aid in assimilation of immigrants. When did "assimilation" become a dirty word?

  • intervention slc, UT
    July 5, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    I am quite sure most of you posting here are not native American and therefore do not come from families that were "legal immigrants."

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 5, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    @Tolstoy:

    People allow corrupt leaders to control their lands, and they are now paying the price. It's happening here as well. We elect leaders based on their lies, and our country is decaying.

    Handouts? Yes!

    Let someone else feed, cloth, and raise our children. Sounds like handouts.

  • boneheaded, but not a smidgen SLC, UT
    July 5, 2014 2:08 p.m.

    I am glad that most previous LEGAL immigrants assimilated and learned ENGLISH unlike the current wave that want to change the US into the country they left and have no desire to learn English or assimilate.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 5, 2014 8:03 p.m.

    @worf

    Yes by all means let's punish the children for the sims of thier parents.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2014 9:36 p.m.

    @tolstoy.
    Sins of their parents? .....how about we punish Obama for sending a message to these poor people to send their children into the desert to die! Sounds pretty compelling to me?

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 6, 2014 12:39 p.m.

    @truth
    Yes Obama controls these corrupt countries and the violence in these countries. It is amazing the amount of power some think Obama has. You would think they would be afraid to speak out against someone so all powerful.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 6, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    Tolstoy,

    Hmm?

    I wonder if Tolstoy, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, or Joe Biden, are digging into their own pockets to help these children?

    Compassion with other peoples money?

    Do you think Obama would sacrifice one vacation to help these children?

    Our leaders do not lead by example, but by untruths. Period!

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 6, 2014 2:41 p.m.

    @worf

    Actually I do with both my time and money, thanks for asking, it s to bad you sem to have so little regard for human life.