Courtesy of a half second-generation immigrant speaking with The National Council of The Race:
After running through his talking points on the debt negotiations, Obama turned his attention to a subject just as thorny: immigration reform. Acknowledging that some civil rights activists have criticized his administration for deporting 1 million undocumented residents, Obama said: “I share your concerns; I understand them. We are responding. We are enforcing flawed laws in the most humane way possible.”
With a nod toward the deadlocked debt talks, he added: “Some want me to bypass Congress and change laws on my own.”
The audience began chanting “Yes, you can!” a play off the president’s 2008 campaign slogan.
Note that these are the very Hispanics that Karl Rove and George W. Bush were sure would vote Republican because they’re so Catholic and traditional. How utterly astonishing that the magic of a geographic relocation has not caused these Mexican, South and Central American immigrants to suddenly develop a due respect for the concepts of limited government and the separation of powers developed by English Protestants two centuries ago!