By JAVIER MANJARRESConservatives are always being accused by leftists of blowing “dog whistles” that only other conservatives hear in order to get the masses all hyped up about issues like “race and sexual orientation.”
Rush Limbaugh said it best, Obama is “apologizing to these students for American imposing its sovereignty on Mexico, that folks, is a huge dog whistle.”
Some Mexicans may think America disrespects Mexico, that we seek to impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty, or, alternatively, wish to wall ourselves off.-President Barack Obama
Rush adds that Obama’s remarks to the Mexican students, was a signal to the “radicalized young Hispanic” voting bloc, as well as those radicalized Mexicans who have never accepted that California, Arizona and “New Mejico” as being part of the United States. Limbaugh said that Obama just “fueled them” and all but told them that he agrees with them. Racist Hispanic organizations like The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) must be salivating after Obama’s speech. (Read more on La Raza)
Here are the controversial excerpts from Obama address in Mexico-
Then he added-
We recognize our responsibility—as a nation that believes that all people are created equal—to treat one another with dignity and respect. This includes recognizing how the United States has been strengthened by the extraordinary contributions of immigrants from Mexico and by Americans of Mexican heritage.
Despite the deep bonds and values we share, attitudes—in both countries—are sometimes trapped in old stereotypes. Some Americans only see the Mexico depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings. Some Mexicans may think America disrespects Mexico, that we seek to impose ourselves on Mexican sovereignty, or, alternatively, wish to wall ourselves off. And in both countries, such distortions can breed myths and misunderstanding that only make it harder to make progress together.
I have come to Mexico because it is time to put old mindsets aside. It’s time to recognize new realities, including the impressive progress in today’s Mexico. For even as Mexicans continue to make courageous sacrifices for the security of your country; even as Mexicans in the countryside and in neighborhoods not far from here struggle to give their children a better life…it’s also clear that a new Mexico is emerging.
Our shared future is one of the reasons that we in the United States also recognize the need to reform our immigration system. We are a nation of laws, and like every nation we have the responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld.But we also know that, as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the United States now doesn’t reflect our values. It separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s led to millions of people living in the shadows. It deprives us of the talents of so many young people—even though we know that immigrants have always been an engine of our economy; starting some of our greatest companies, pioneering new industries.
That’s one of the reasons I acted to lift the shadow of deportation from DREAMers—young people brought to the United States as children. And that’s why I’m working with our Congress to pass common sense immigration reform. Reform that continues to strengthen border security and strengthen legal immigration, so citizens don’t have to wait years to bring their family to the United States. Reform that holds everyone accountable— so immigrants get on the right side of the law and so immigrants are not exploited and abused. Most of all, reform that gives millions of undocumented individuals a pathway to earn their citizenship. And I’m optimistic that—after years of trying—we’re finally going to get this done.
Obama says that our immigration system “doesn’t reflect our values” as a nation. But like the president said, “we are a nation of laws,” and by not enforcing our existing immigration laws, we compromise our true values as a nation.
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