Obama Co-Opts Independence Day
Independence Day is for celebrating the freedoms so many have fought to defend, but today, President Obama is co-opting it to promote his own agenda.
President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for service members who signed up to defend the U.S. even though they weren’t American citizens.
The idea of show casing the successes of legal immigrants in order to push for amnesty are hypocritical at best and political show boating at worst.
The service members receiving citizenship all went through the proper process. Legal immigration and naturalization. Obama seeks to reward millions of illegal immigrants with the same status without all the trouble of doing it right.
Disregard for the nation’s laws is and should be grounds for rejection of a request for citizenship.
Efforts on immigration reform should be centered on streamlining. Make the process faster and easier so that those that wish to legally immigrate to the United States can do so with less frustration. Allowing millions to jump ahead of those that have been lawfully following the existing process is not the answer.