The President, began his speech by saying that the immigration system was broken. How many times have you heard that before? What does it mean? We no longer have immigration laws—they disappeared in a puff of smoke? All our immigration agents have likewise disappeared?

If the system is broken, who broke it? And, tell me this, why does fixing the system always mean a better deal for the illegals?

In my view, the immigration system is being overwhelmed by legal and illegal immigrants. According to my reading, the FBI, which must vet every single application for citizenship, is at least three years behind in this task.

There are just too many people pouring into this country, legally and illegally. We should shut down immigration to all but a handful of people for five years, say. Fat chance that will happen.

The President repeated the meme that there are too many illegals to round up in one fell swoop. So? Does that mean it’s no longer worthwhile to deport illegal residents in smaller numbers. The President seems to have suggested that it is un-American to deport those who live illegally inside the US. “ It’ not who we are,” he said. Why aren’t we allowed to enforce our laws? Aren’t we supposed to be a nation of laws?

Does the President believe in open borders?

Have you ever wondered about the value of anchor babies? Under Obama’s plan, the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the country for at least five years can apply, starting in the spring, for relief from deportations for a period of three years. About 3.7 million immigrants are expected to qualify under the new guidelines. There you go! Those babies are valuable for mom and pop. These peasants are mostly uneducated, but they know how to use our laws to their advantage.

Here’s a weird definition of amnesty, for you. According to the President:

“Amnesty is the immigration system we have today — millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules, while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s the real amnesty — leaving this broken system the way it is.”

So, just to be clear, real amnesty is when millions of people living here (illegally) don’t pay their taxes or play by the rules. Say what? I’m reaching for my Webster’s dictionary.

The President said many things for the benefit of illegal aliens. He said nothing to address the concerns of US citizens, the people born and raised in this country. Why is that? Are those who live here legally chopped liver? We no longer count for something?

The subways in Brooklyn are getting crowded. Often I don’t find a seat riding into the city. I look down and see a twenty-something with jet black hair and Yankees baseball cap. Chances are he is an illegal. I’m a senior citizen. Why do I have to stand while he gets a seat? Hey, I’m talking to you. Why?

By Hudson Owen. All Rights Reserved.