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IS OBAMA’S “ORIGIN STORY” THAT OF AN IMMIGRANT?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 15, 2015) — At a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday at the National Archives, Obama praised “immigrants and refugees” as playing a large part in “what makes the country exceptional” as reported by The Military Times.
Those naturalized reportedly came from “Iraq, Ethiopia, Uganda and 22 other nations” which went unnamed.
Naturalization requires that applicants pass a written test and swear an oath of allegiance to the United States, renouncing allegiance to their nation of origin. According to the website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an individual applying for U.S. citizenship undergoes a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and an FBI “name check.”
In June 2012, Obama declared that by “executive action,” illegal aliens 30 years of age and younger could apply for deferred deportation status in a program known by the acronym “DACA” if they met certain conditions. Some of those allowed to stay have since been accused of serious crimes, including murder.
Many DACA enrollees have received drivers’ licenses, credit cards, and opened bank accounts.
The United States’ southern and northern borders are not only unsecured, but also porous to the extent that illegals from a variety of countries, including members of the Islamic terror group ISIS and gang members, have entered the country. Many illegals who are apprehended and provided with a court date to determine whether or not they should be allowed to remain in the country do not appear for their hearings and become lost to authorities.
In 1952, Congress passed a law mandating that anyone with an intent or ideology likely to harm the United States should not be allowed entry. As of this writing, the text of the McCarran-Walter Act is not available at USCIS, although on Tuesday morning it was accessible from the same source.
Unaccompanied alien minors (UACs) from countries other than Mexico have largely been granted permission to remain in the country based on a 2008 amendment to a law passed by Congress in 1996. During the summer of 2014 and again this year, unprecedented numbers of illegals have been allowed to enter the country, gain access to taxpayer-funded services faster than U.S. military veterans are able to obtain necessary medical care, and receive free education, even if their appearance indicates that they are long past school-age.
During the 1950s and 60s, the admission of “refugees” was premised on their imminent threat of political persecution in their home communist countries of Eastern Europe.
In 2013 alone, the Obama regime released tens of thousands of illegal-alien criminals, many of whom are violent, into unsuspecting American communities. The stories of Americans killed by illegal aliens are recounted at The Remembrance Project, founded in 2009.
Also in 2013, work permits to foreigners were reported to have been issued “at record number” as the number of native-born Americans who are out of work continued to climb.
In an operation conducted between November 30 and December 4, 39 arrests of dangerous criminals were announced by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, many of whom had been deported previously.
ISIS members are reported by the FBI to be present “in all 50 states,” and millions of Americans want Congress to reconsider its current immigration policies, particularly toward those coming from Middle Eastern, African and Southeast Asian countries where Islam is the predominant religion and backgrounds cannot be thoroughly checked.
In light of Congress’s having failed to pass “comprehensive immigration reform,” on November 20, 2014, Obama announced “executive actions” that he planned to take to allow approximately five million illegal aliens to remain in the country under certain conditions. Those actions have been successfully challenged by a group of 26 states, with a second case filed at the U.S. Supreme Court last week.
On November 21, 2014, Obama announced a federal initiative to institute “Welcoming Communities” for refugees and immigrants in order to help “new Americans” assimilate and eventually “consider the benefits of naturalizing.”
Two listeners to three conference calls in January of this year reported that the White House and other activists steered the topic toward bringing in huge influxes of immigrants in order to “displace indigenous citizens.”
The government watchdog non-profit Judicial Watch recently sued the Obama regime under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) “seeking records related to letters sent by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to current green card holders urging individuals to become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to the 2016 election.”
Approximately 100,000 longer-term work permits were admitted to have been issued by DHS to current DACA participants after litigation was initiated against Obama’s illegal-alien executive actions announced on November 20, 2014.
In November 2012, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reported that “A new analysis of government data shows that two-thirds of the net increase in employment since President Obama took office has gone to immigrant workers, primarily legal immigrants. Although the level of new immigration overall has fallen, legal immigration remains very high. While economists debate the extent to which immigrants displace natives, the new data make clear that there is no general labor shortage in the United States. This analysis calls into question the wisdom of bringing in more than a million new legal immigrants each year at a time when the employment situation remains bleak.”
“We are born of immigrants,” Obama said during Tuesday’s ceremony. After having compared “American exceptionalism” to “British exceptionalism” or “Greek exceptionalism” in 2009, he maintained that “For more than two centuries its remained at the core of our national character, it’s our oldest tradition, it’s who we are, it’s part of what makes us exceptional.”
He said that immigrants help the U.S. economy by starting businesses.
However, during the 2012 election cycle, he told Americans of their businesses, “You didn’t build that.”
Obama was slow to say that the attack which killed 14 and injured 21 in San Bernardino, CA on December 2 was caused by terrorism amid reports that the FBI was pressured to avoid using the term. One of the perpetrators, Tashfeen Malik, posted messages on social media prior to the attack indicating her support for ISIS.
Malik was allegedly vetted to come to the U.S. on a “fiancee visa.” The current White House reportedly does not allow the social media accounts of would-be immigrants to be checked for radical ideologies.
According to The Heritage Foundation, the attack was the 75th “Islamist-inspired attack or plot in the U.S. since 9/11.”
Obama has overwhelmingly allowed the entrance of Muslims from the Middle East over Christians from the same countries. In 2008, he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that his “faith” was “Muslim,” a statement Stephanopoulos quickly “corrected.”
On December 7, The Los Angeles Times reported that Trump’s proposal “would require an act of Congress” to become “policy,” but Obama has instituted policy changes through various regulatory changes, executive actions, executive orders, and announced fixes to his health care law known as Obamacare without “an act of Congress.”
On Monday Obama’s EPA was reported to have violated federal law by promulgating a policy change on social media.
On April 1, 2014, The Times reported:
Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the “deporter in chief” and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats.
But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act,” which tightened deportation policies, particularly for criminals. “Other toughening provisions adopted in the same year aimed at curbing the ability of terrorists to use the immigration process to enter and operate in the United States and to restrict the use of public welfare benefits by new immigrants contrary to the intent of the immigration law,” reports the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama was termed “an immigrant” by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. In an undated photo from the campaign, Obama is standing next to Richardson on a podium, with Richardson and Hillary Clinton holding their rights hands on their hearts, most likely as the National Anthem was being played, while Obama’s hands are folded in front of him.
At the same time, the Obama campaign posted on its now-defunct “FighttheSmears” website that Obama was qualified to seek the presidency under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and his claimed birth in Hawaii even as reports from foreign and domestic newspapers surfaced stating that he was born in Kenya or Indonesia.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen,” which likely meant more than a simple birth on U.S. soil to the Framers.
Obama’s purported father was a British, and later Kenyan, citizen present in the U.S. between 1959 and 1964 on a student visa, according to certain versions of Obama’s life story.
However, Obama’s true life story may not be known.
A more-than-four-year criminal investigation into an image said to be a scan of Obama’s official birth certificate from Hawaii announced in 2012 that it is a “computer-generated forgery.”
The same was said of Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form.
Despite Obama’s claimed birth in Hawaii, no hospital there will confirm it, and lead criminal investigator Mike Zullo has said that there is no evidence that Obama was ever in Hawaii “before the age of five.”
More than a year ago, Atty. Larry Klayman, who represents a sheriff who challenged Obama’s illegal-alien executive actions, called upon the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate Obama’s background and deport him if it were revealed that he is an illegal alien.
According to the lead investigator who found Obama’s documents fraudulent, the National Archives is missing airline passenger manifests from the week Obama was allegedly born in early August 1961.
The forgery of a government document is a federal felony.
Just days before the 2008 election, Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” to raucous cheering of his supporters. Judge Jeannine Pirro believes that Obama is attempting to “change the demographics” of the United States “and ultimately the electorate of this nation.”
Illegal aliens are counted in the decennial census. According to The Washington Post in 2009, “…Obama has decided to have the director of the U.S. Census Bureau work directly with the White House, the administration said today, a move that comes as the Census Bureau prepares to conduct the 2010 census that will determine redistricting of congressional seats.”
“The decennial Census is used to redraw district lines for elected seats in Congress and state legislatures, and is always a major issue for minority advocates,” the article continued.
Obama had advocated the passage of the DREAM Act, on which Congress ultimately could not reach agreement but which DACA mirrors in many aspects. Some have speculated that Obama could be the “original DREAMer” given his lack of authentic documentation.