Like Fighting Islamic Terror, Fighting Illegal Immigration is Impossible – According to All Leftists

There are many difference between these two men

There are many difference between these two men

WASHINGTON — President Obama blasted what he called a “half-baked” campaign proposal from Donald Trump Tuesday, saying the billionaire’s plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall could actually lead to more illegal immigration. [Ed. any idea that the left is afraid of needs to be done twice as hard]

The front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination released his long-awaited plan to pay for the border wall in a statement to The Washington Post, saying he would cut Mexico off from remittances — the private payments from people in the United States to family members across the border — until Mexico pays for a wall.

“The notion that we’re going to track every Western Union bit of money that’s being sent to Mexico — good luck with that,” Obama said, noting that the the recently released Panama Papers show the difficulty in tracking money through the global financial system. He said many of the remittances from the United States to Mexico come from legal immigrants. [Ed. I don’t care about the immigration status of the people sending money, and neither should you. IT’S ALL BAD – Remittances are bad for America, full stop.]

Plus, Obama said, destabilizing the Mexican economy by threatening to withhold money would only risk having more immigrants flee to the United States to find jobs. [Ed. with that ‘wall’ in-place, they might find that harder to do]

Trump’s proposal, he said, was “not thought through, and primarily put forward for political consumption.”

“People expect the president of the United States and the elected officials in this country to treat these problems seriously, to put forward policies that have been examined, analyzed, are effective, where unintended consequences are taken into account,” he said. “They don’t expect half-baked notions coming out of the White House. We can’t afford that.”

  • It really is a death wish.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      His hatred of America and white people is total.

      • Anything Obama does not like is fine with me.

        He is a closet Muslim and clearly hates this country.

        He is the reason why Trump is so high in the polls.

        Anything but Obama!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Do you think any Mexican official ever thought that “maybe exporting all of our poverty to America will make America mad”?
    No, it is now time for Mexico to worry about us not liking them.

  • David Smith

    “They don’t expect half-baked notions coming out of the White House. We can’t afford that.”

    Gee whiz hussein, its been going on for 7 years now.

  • Spatchcocked

    I don’t know why the idea of having Mexico address the problem of illegal immigration has no traction……
    The “or else” argument with real and immediate penalties would work like a charm.

    • Alain

      If the US simply gave the same treatment to people entering from Mexico as Mexico gives to Americans entering Mexico and then deciding they have some divine right to live there, there would be no problem. Try pulling this crap in the opposite direction and see what happens.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Obamacare was such a fully baked idea that they had to pass it to find out what was in it.

  • john700

    “The notion that we’re going to track every Western Union bit of money that’s being sent to Mexico…”

    Pundits being a bunch of idiots, failed to point that:
    – Any company processing financial transaction of over $10,000 between individuals (including Western Union) is compelled to report that to the government;
    – Any transaction over $999 is tracked by Western Union and any other similar firms;
    The govt. could require the banks to ask for proof of legal resident status from account holders; then the govt. could restrict cash transfers through Western Union and similar firms (it’s already restricted);

  • pdxnag

    Here are a couple of links for people who have an uncontrollable urge to offer their great wisdom and talent to all of humanity. Go live among them, if that is your wish. You can sell the American Dream, to embrace in place.

    United States Agency for International Development

    Peace Corps

  • Oracle9

    Australia quickly handled the problem by merely advertising that they would exercise their sovereignty.