The report shows that in the three years from 2009, more than 1 million immigrants were deported – a vast increase on levels under George Bush. In the first six months of 2011, the ranks of the deported included 46,000 mothers and fathers of children with full citizenship status, underlining the shattering of families.
Deportation of law-abiding immigrants may hurt Obama's re-election chances
Study shows president failing on promise to focus on deporting 'worst of the worst', disappointing potential Latino voters
Ed Pilkington in New York
guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 June 2012
Much like Glenn has been highlighting lately, the current battle isn’t simply about economic freedom or the right vs. the left — it’s about freedom vs. slavery.
“Liberty is right, slavery is wrong,” he said. “Man longs to be free.”
“The opposite of liberty is not financial insecurity,” he continued, “it’s slavery. And we should not be afraid to say so.”
Arguably one of the most memorable speeches came from father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz. After heard him speak for a few minutes it’s easy to see that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Cruz household.
Rafael came to the United States from Cuba at the age of 19. He put himself through college and thought Cuba had found the man to revolutionize the country and increase freedom with Fidel Castro was elected. After moving back to Cuba after college, it didn’t take long for Mr. Cruz to see how very wrong he was.
As a result of the marxist ideology that Castro put the country under, Cruz came back to the United States — disillusioned, but thankful. After his life in Cuba, he knew how precious and rare America was.
In 1976, after hearing witnessing policies that reminded him of Cuba be implemented in the country, Rafael quickly got actively involved in the Reagan campaign. He knew what happened there couldn’t happen here.
“If we lose our freedoms here, where do we go?” he asked, and noted was something he engrained into Ted while he was growing up.
Today, under the Obama regime, Rafael noted his fear that the country is following the same mistakes he and his former country once did. He recalled the most ominous words he’s ever heard were said in the last two State of the Union Addresses by President Obama: “If Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally.”
“This country is unique because of its documents,” he continued. “Outside of the Bible, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are the greatest two documents ever pinned. And the written they’ve last is because they were written on the knees of the framers.”
He emphasize how important it is that they are not disregarded.
“this country is unique outside of the bible, constitution and declaration are the greatest two documents ever pinned. And the reason they’ve lasted is because they were written on the knees of the framers.
“This administration can take everything away, but they can’t take our honor,” he closed.
Senator Mike Lee, Rafael Cruz, Glenn and others fire up the crowd at FreedomWorks ‘Free the People’ rally
Saturday, Jul 6, 2013