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Obama Says Trump Immigration Order is Discrimination

Barack Obama decided to wade into the debate over President Trump’s immigration order with his usual nastiness, suggesting that the order attacks people based on their religion.

From the Washington Examiner.

“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” his spokesman, Kevin Lewis, said in a Monday statement. “[T]he president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

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38 Responses to Obama Says Trump Immigration Order is Discrimination

  1. Oh yeah? Look at this:
    From an ABC report in 2011:


    As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.”

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  2. So typical of our not-so-esteemed former President. How I wish he had gotten the memo that former presidents need to be neither seen nor heard. I despise the man, I truly do. What a hypocrite.

  3. The Huffington Post got their wish. They wrote that the nation can not afford for Obama to be silent.

    Also, Yahoo News reported that Trump should be impeached because of his heavy use of Executive Orders.

  4. He still has a spokesman? Why? If the left’s God Obama is so friggin’ awesome, why does he need a spokesman? Who pays this spokesman’s salary?

    • Wasn’t it during the transition when Trump was already getting to work the Obama Administration was reminding us we had “only one president at a time”??

      So rich.

  5. “Obama fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.” Just like how he felt for The Little Sisters of the Poor? Like clockwork, Obama opens his mouth on an issue he cares about, and his media sycophants kneel at his every word. This is how it will be for the rest of President Trump’s term. Obama and his evil minions have no concept of how We the People, really feel about them.

    • Presidents have the perfect Constitutional right to determine who shall or shall not be allowed into this country. They maybe, long term, have been right or wrong about their decisions, but they have that right.

      To wit:
      Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

      Chester Garfield banned Chinese from entering the country after the transcontinental railroad was completed (later overturned)

      We know about Carter banning Iranians.

      Obama banned Iraqis.

      And, Obama used the authority of Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 six times in his tenure. In July 2011, Obama barred the entry of “anyone under a UN travel ban; anyone who violates any of 29 executive orders regarding transactions with terrorists, those who undermine the democratic process in specific countries, or transnational criminal organizations.”

      FDR, in June 1939, refused to let 900 Jewish refugees from Germany land in Florida from the ship St. Louis after the Cuban government would not allow the refugees to land despite their valid immigration visas. The ship returned to Europe, where a little under half of the Jews on the ship were subsequently murdered.

      In September of 1981, Reagan barred the entry of “any undocumented aliens arriving at the borders of the United States from the high seas.” In August of 1986, Reagan signed an order “barring entry for any Cuban nationals or immigrants except in certain cases.” These “certain cases” included Cuban nationals who had applied for entry into the U.S as immediate family members and those who under law were “special immigrants.”

      There’s lots more, but you get the idea.

      http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/16/the-past-six-presidents-have-all-used-executive-power-to-block-certain-classes-of-immigrants/

    • I think you are right. The weirdo left think we agree with them because “we” don’t destroy our neighborhoods in ‘protest’ when their agenda is followed. Twits.

  6. Iran conducting ballistic missile tests…in violation of both UN resolution and US/Iran agreement.

    Does Obama care to weigh in on that??

  7. If the MSM and the left keep frothing this up with their half-truths and cherry-picked facts, this will get ugly. The right is tired of this crap.

  8. I am not at all surprised Obama is chiming in. He can’t stand that is reputation might be tarnished. Especially since he had the same intel and did nothing and he essentially did the same thing with Iraq but took longer than Trump will. His ego is bruised so can’t stand staying quiet.

  9. “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” his spokesman, Kevin Lewis, said in a Monday statement.

    *********

    Oh really?? Was PO(t)(u)S Obummer “heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country” back in 2009 and 2010 when the Tea Party formed and grew? No, he and Pelosi mocked and derided those engaged citizens. Pelosi called them astroturfers and Obummer – the PIG – referred to them as “tea baggers”.

  10. Wasn’t it Obama who upped the perks and security for life of former Presidents? I think it’s now worth about 1.2 million annually. On top of the 20 million in personal net worth Obama acquired.That couldn’t be all book sales and “wise investing” over 10 years?

    Hopefully President Trump will fix that. Most of his Cabinet secretaries aren’t taking a salary either.

  11. So, what do we call him? If we refer to him as President Obama, then it appears that we have two Presidents of equal importance.

    Do we call him Formerpresident Obama? Perhaps there is need for a new word since there is a new element in the social land. I guess I’ll use that term — what do you all think? We need to get this settled because it appears that we will have a shadow administration carping and barking from the sidelines for the next 8 years.