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Obama Fails to Arrest Criminals Riding with Him

President Obama, ultimately the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, failed to either detain, or arrange for the detention of, two alleged criminals who were riding with him in his motorcade Thursday evening.

It’s not clear if the suspects were with him in his actual car, or if they came along separately in a different vehicle within the motorcade.

The allegations of wrongdoing against the two men, known so far only as “Luis and Victor,” were made by . . . Barack Obama.

Mr. Obama lodged the charges during remarks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington. From the White House transcript:

I want to give a special thanks to two young men who rode over with me from the White House tonight.  Luis and Victor are CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) interns and fellows.  (Applause.)  They are also DREAMers, living and working in the country they call home, and making it a better place for all of us.

Their stories are inspiring.  And along with the other CHCI fellows, they give me great hope for the future.  They make me optimistic about what America is all about.

Dreamers, as you may know, are illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children. While they deserve our compassion, they are in violation of the law, to the extent there are still laws in this country.  That’s why Obama only gives out their first names.

Here’s the law:

U.S. code Title 8 Chapter 12 Subchapter II  Part VIII  § 1325:

“Improper entry by alien”

(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who
(1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or

(2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or

(3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

Luis and Victor broke this law by way of their parents. They may have qualified for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) edict issued in 2012, which allows them to stay two years and even makes them employable. It was the president’s way of promulgating legislation Congress refused to enact.

Nevertheless, DACA only defers prosecution of their cases. It doesn’t make them legally present.

Of course, I have empathy for kids brought here illegally. It’s not their fault, though Luis and Victor are old enough to understand that they are de facto lawbreakers at this point.

But the point of this exercise is not to attack Luis and Victor. I would probably, if I knew more about their cases, admire their desire to remain in the country where they were raised and which they perhaps even love.

The point is that our president doesn’t give a damn about the law. He cares about what he thinks is right, or what is politically expedient. And that, for the leaders of our country, is an outlook our system was designed to prevent.

48 Responses to Obama Fails to Arrest Criminals Riding with Him

    • No, Anarchy implies lawlessness in all the people of a society.
      As the political witch-hunts at the IRS and in Wisconsin prove, the laws are only being applied to one side.

      Have you seen the breakdown of funds contributed by issue advocacy groups to Scott Walker in the state of Wisconsin? $Zeroes$ across the board. No one wants to be the victim of a pre-dawn raid for supporting a certain candidate or their ideology. The intimidation has worked.

        • Can the president arrest people–does he have a little junior G-man badge? I remember when he was first elected, my daughter asked did we have to do what he said. I said only the military. Unless it was a law.

  1. What if these nice type of people that he was complimenting, are someone who flys to Mexico and than walks over the border while being SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He is also avoiding mentioning the real nice people who are part of a group of criminals, who like to walk over our border as well.
    The days and years of really nice hard working people coming here illegally have gone past the stage of ignoring it.
    He is going to ramble these really nice men, when He avoids the issue of him not working with Mexico to send our man home from that horrific jail they are holding him in.

  2. I have called my “Representatives” and posted the following on Boehner’s blog because his budget disallows anyone answering the phone. I left out Obama’s recent flaunting of the law because I was responding only to a whole listing about Obama and amnesty and going it alone without one hint of an action by Republicans.
    And what is or will the Republican Party do when Obama does declare amnesty?

    A nation without borders is no nation at all.

    Our borders are open to illegals who are then relocated at the courtesy of the federal government, enrolled in our schools without adequate health examinations and in our neighborhoods without state or local consent and provided with federal benefits, there is disease in our schools and now in our country and a refusal to deal honestly and openly with the cause and the solutions.

    Immigration only works if it is legal and the immigrants desire to assimilate. Then we have a stronger better America. What we are now is a dumping ground.

    There is slight evidence that the Republican Party has an action plan at all to ensure a stronger better America.
    Me — p*ssing in the wind.

    • Are you kidding me…?

      Boehner’s office does not answer the phone…?!

      …my hate of Boehner just went off the scale. This a**hole is the ‘spokesman’ of the “republicans” in the Congress…???

      • Do those astericks mean this is not a garden variety gutter word? Can’t you substitute ideas? Seriously. I feel like a schoolmarm on here–I used such words, I am not a goody two shoes, but in writing like this, on serious subjs, it grates on me. I think it makes us look stupid. Others may disagree.

        • Star, my friend,

          I am only speaking the Truth when I use such “gutter words” describing these politicans nowadays, all of them… (Dem & Rep) in “power”.
          The way they in act in Washington DC & thinking they are better than us they deserved to be called “gutter words” by us lowly Citizens.

      • Not only don’t they answer the phone — but you can’t leave a message most days. Everything is full.

        Pretty much constituent contact and input — not a high priority.

        That’s why I left the message on Boehner’s blog — something I was not crazy to do.

  3. “… they give me great hope for the future. They make me optimistic about what America is all about.”

    Meaning: great hope that millions of new Democrat voters with no respect for our laws or our Constitution will shift the country to the far left. Optimistic that America is all about a lawless power game where the federal executive can rule at whim and keep buying new supporters at the expense of working citizens. Optimistic, most of all, that the country’s European foundations will be permanently blotted out and whitey will become a (more and more) despised minority.

  4. Really, what’s so bad about Biden now? He would be good for a laugh because he’s nuts whereas the present incumbent does get laughed at, but it is a bitter laugh.

    It’s only for a couple of years and we’ve been tough enough to survive six of the worst President in American history.

    • A few mins. ago on Fox, I heard a comment from one of his little speeches that we have better chance of being stuck by lightening than be attacked by terrorist.
      Boy that is a dandy way to wake up citizens, that do not know anything that has been/ or is going on. No I understand they do not want a panic, etc. However that childhood phrase I use to hear about being struck by lightening does do us justice.

  5. OT Jindal proposes banning travel from Ebola nations. What is interesting is that it is covered by Politico and rather than descending into partisan sniping the comments are largely supportive.

    • OT — Just saw there is a big admin press conference on Ebola — will catch up. But going in — I am skeptical with cause. I don’t believe anything the Obama Administration says — Oh yea Sylvia DO NOT TOUCH OUR WAR MEMORIALS Burwell, HHS is speaking. So reassured.

      Off to get “informed” somewhere beyond the Administration.

        • I just posted this information on the wrong thread.
          God Bless him and his family.
          I watched a part of the Press Confrerence on Ebola, as I was walking. I didn’t hear anything to make me feel as they have this under control. No flights cancelled.
          If anyone heard anything worth knowing from that Press Conf., please let us know.

  6. F#*k Obama…
    they say he is a “Constitutional scholar”…and went to law school…???

  7. Mr. Koffler, Don’t you know that laws do not apply to Communist Dictators?

    Has anybody ever tabulated a list of all the laws be it a misdemeanor or felony that Dictator Obama has broken since he was sort of elected to the presidency?

  8. Keith,, I rarely disagree with you…but…there were THREE criminals riding in that car!

    What exactly is an ‘intern’ and a ‘fellow of the CHCI? Is the ‘intern’ doing ‘graduate work’ in the study of living and working illegally in the US? Is the ‘fellow’ one of those fellows on the street who distributes voter registration forms to ‘fellow’ illegal aliens?

    Let’s just hope there are more of ‘us’ than those ‘fellows’ on Nov. 4th!

  9. Another beheading of British hostage. Pathetic people.
    God Bless him and his family. Just heard this on the Five.
    I walked in during the Press conference on the EBOLA>
    I heard: We know basic steps. System in place, lessons learned, will build and Inc.
    Mentioned Identification of people with fever. Now what happens if someone takes fever medicine and are not running a fever when boarding a plane from W. Africa?
    No change in stopping the flights.
    If someone heard this press conference in full. Please note anything stated worth knowing.

  10. Slightly off topic (but not really), the transmission of diseases via open borders or unchecked invasion is a very old story. One example: in the days of the Roman empire, foreigners were pouring into Rome and surrounding areas by the thousands. They brought with them diseases which ultimately killed half the population—-principally measles and small pox. The Romans had not developed immunity against them.

      • True. I think you had to have a sponsor as well. How times have changed. For the worse, in this case.My ancestors came from Quebec to work in the shoe manufacturing and textile mills in New England. The companies who recruited and hired them were listed as their sponsors.

      • Yep, biological warfare for sure. I would be easy to argue that our current lack of any control over immigration policies and laws is another example of that. It’s not so much the immigrants’ doing as it is Obama’s. Didn’t he run an add in Central America in the last year or so inviting all to come to the US? Come one, come all. We’ll take care of you.

  11. DHS Secy Johnson on Brett Baier. Sounds like DHS let some terrorists go after stopping them at the border. Very wishy washy. Scrutinized carefully. Doesn’t know if they are still in detention. Reasonable to assume, based on the history of DHS not detaining people and further releasing them into genpop, that these guys are out and about.

  12. Obama has shown that he only obeys a law when it serves some goal of his own.

    I think the parents of these dreamies did them a disservice by bringing them here — but the kids should have learned the language of their legal nation and returned there when they turned 18. If they did not, they are illegal alien lawbreakers on their own.

    Let Mommie and Daddie send the returned kiddies money from the jobs that the parents hold here illegally.

    And Obama thinking that meeting two hand-picked illegals means he knows the character and intentions of the millions of others is another example of his belief that his words shape reality.

  13. Very well. No laws for Comrade Barry, then no laws for me.
    Barry flaunts his lawlessness but I’m a wee bit smarter, I’ll keep mine covertly. Fights on.