Obama Promises Illegals: Obamacare Sign Up Info Won't Be Used for Deportation
Admits "prosecutorial discretion" on immigration has already stretched his "administrative capacity very far."Attribution: National Review
12:34 PM, Mar 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a joint town hall with Telemundo and Univision, President Obama made a pledge that his administration will not use Obamacare sign up data to deport illegal aliens:
"Will we hear from you a pledge, a personal promise, that the information provided in the registration process will not be used for deportation purposes in this country?"
"Absolutely," Obama said, putting his hand down for emphasis. "It's true that the undocumented are not eligible [for Obamacare], that's how the law was written, but if you are a U.S. citizen or you have a legal presence in this country, you are eligible," he said. "And none of the information that is provided in order for you to obtain health insurance is in any way transferred to immigration services. So that's something we've been very clear about. If you live in a mixed status family, then the son who could potentially be eligible for the children's health insurance program or some other mechanism to get health insurance, he needs to be signed up. And the mother should not be fearful that in any way that's going to affect -- of course I understand the fear."
Obama blamed Congress for deportations. And he said he has already stretched his "administrative capacity very far" by taking immigration actions using "prosecutorial discretion," but that he was "very confident that was the right thing to do."
The president finished answering this question by saying, "So, for everybody out there who's in a mixed family, there is no sharing of the data from the health care plan in to immigration services. You should feel confident that if somebody in your family is eligible, you should sign them up."
The questions were asked of Obama in Spanish and translated by an onsite translator.
This is total poppycock. The only ones who could possibly be eligible on the basis of his scenario are anchorbabies, who are almost all, entirely, on Medicaid at this time. The mothers are "legally" in the country as the only means of nurture and care for the anchorbaby. For so long as the child is eighteen or younger, the mother is legally qualified to remain as the guardian/parent. That is why they have a baby every two to three years, usually "miracle babies" because that way they pick up the extra AFDC and attendant Lone Star Card, WIC, Section 8 or public housing, Head Start Momma Wears a Muumuu All Day programme, utility subsidy, etc.
It is an open invitation, without so stating, to any illegal alien who is presently using false, forged, or "accidental" documents to continue that practice, as well. If those documents are working for whatever purpose, why jump off that wagon?
His prosecutorial discretion concerning the anchorbabies and children brought into the United States illegally when they were minors is so full of caveats and legal nooks and crannies that they are not functionally useful to any permanent end. There is also a time limit and fees that would be prohibitive to everyone except Jay Rockefeller.
The attitude of the interviewers, who arrogantly sit and ask with incensed tones about what can be done to protect people from being disturbed in their comfort of receiving American largesse while hating the people who pay for it is so infuriating as to be psychologically difficult for this writer to process. When the advocates of this degenerate state of affairs are quick to point out what hard workers the '' undocumented immigrant" are....they are talking about something that was very, very, very, common thirty years ago. Now, it is a 50 - 50 at best. And truth be told, most of the hard workers are here legally and they come and go with their work papers for certain seasons of work, or for certain major single projects, such as the cantera stone masons.
The Democrat Socialist Party has turned all things noble into some hideous form of the new Gomorrah. Obama is playing "pea under the walnut shell - which one?" with everyone. His objective is to "fundamentally transform" America into a cultural garbage heap that looks more like central Detroit. His goal is to destroy the nation in every little and large way possible.
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