At a recent town hall event in Iowa earlier this month, President Obama was stern with his criticism of Republicans and how they deal with the issue of immigration.
Mr. Obama railed against Republicans saying that it is senseless for politicians to keep young people who “are American kids by every other criteria except for a piece of paper” from becoming “full-fledged parts of this community and this country.”
The president continued:
This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that’s out there in our politics right now is contrary to who we are. Because unless you are a Native American, your family came from someplace else. Don’t pretend that somehow 100 years ago the immigration process was all smooth and strict. That’s not how it worked. …
When I hear folks talking as if somehow these kids are different from my kids or less worthy in the eyes of God, that somehow they are less worthy of our respect and consideration and care, I think that’s un-American.
Republicans are certainly writhing for a good way to get back at Obama, because they want to be the arbiters of who or what is American.
For more on this, read the article from the Wall Street Journal titled: “Obama Heads to Iowa to Put Education, Economy in 2016 Campaigns’ Spotlight.”