Obama Says Enforcing Immigration Laws ‘Isn’t Smart’


President Obama spoke to law enforcement officials and told them that enforcing US immigration laws “isn’t smart.” I wish I was making this up, but really, that’s what he said.

Enforcing immigration law “isn’t smart,” President Barack Obama told law enforcement officials Tuesday, just one day after the public learned he had released 36,007 illegal-immigrant murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals into the nation’s communities.

Cops should be going after major criminals, not the many illegal immigrants that are quietly living in their districts, said Obama, who has twice sworn to uphold the nation’s laws.

“You’ve got to spend time dealing with somebody who is not causing any other trouble other than the fact that they were trying to make a living for their families,” Obama said.

“That’s just not a good use of our resources. It’s not smart. It doesn’t make sense,” said Obama, who has already directed immigration police to minimize enforcement of illegal living far from the border. (Read More)

Why would any Republican even consider immigration reform with this guy in the White House? It doesn’t even matter what they pass, he’ll just ignore the parts he doesn’t like.

William Teach wonders what other laws people can ignore.

How does law enforcement know they aren’t causing any trouble if those tasked with enforcing the laws of their city, county, state, and the U.S. fail to investigate? Is speeding really “causing trouble”? Why, yes, yes it is, because it is The Law. What if those speeding are just trying to get to work and make a living for their family? By Obama’s reckoning, law enforcement should leave them alone. How about those fishing without a license? Are they really causing trouble? Perhaps we should just do away with Fish and Wildlife, at the state and federal levels. It’s just not a good use of our resources. Perhaps OSHA should leave companies alone. Not show up at companies and look around, interfering with operations. It’s not smart. …

Politicians will never encourage ignoring laws that generate revenue through things like speeding tickets and OSHA fines. Plus, ignoring those laws won’t result in millions of new voters.