Obama: [Lies] Illegals Must Learn English, Go to Back of Line for Citizenship

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8 June 2013
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In President Barack Obama's weekly address [June 8, 2013], he makes a hard sell for the Senate to pass the immigration reform bill currently under consideration. While describing a path to citizenship, the President takes an uncharacteristically harsh stance:

This bill would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are already in this country illegally--a pathway that includes passing a background check, learning English, paying taxes and a penalty, and then going to the back of the line behind everyone who's playing by the rules and trying to come here legally."



This is perhaps not the first time President Obama has openly lied to the American people.

Lie: "learning English". The truth is that amnestied illegal aliens only need to sign up for an English Class, not take it.

Lie: "paying taxes". No taxes will be assessed to illegal aliens who worked off the books or used fradulent Social Security numbers. Back taxes will only be collected if the IRS has already assessed them - which can only be done with those who have filed legitimate tax returns and who then underpaid taxes.

Half truth: "paying a penalty". The truth is that the Department of Homeland Security can waive the very modest fine imposed upon amnestied illegal aliens. This is the same DHS that is not enforcing border security today. On June 7, Senator Sessions stated: “Mr. [Karl] Rove says they have to pay a $1,000 fine over 6 years,” Sessions said. “What is that--$170 dollars a year, $15, $12 a month? So this is the punishment?" 

Lie: "going to the back of the line...". The truth is that illegal aliens, when amnestied, will get to live and work in the US, while those who wish to immigrate here legally actually do have to wait in line in their home country. Millions of illegal aliens - described as DREAMers and agriculture workers - could green cards and citizenship within just five years of passage of this disastrous bill. Illegal aliens would immediately have access to state and local welfare benefits.

Inaccuracy: "11 million individuals". The truth is that the figure of 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States is stale and deliberately understated. It is likely that 20 to 40 million illegal aliens live in the US.

Perhaps President Obama should actually read the nation-destroying S.744 Amnesty bill. It's only 1,000 pages, give or take a few. He's had experience reading that many pages - remember Obamacare?