Americans are 'being betrayed by their own president'
The Obama administration is ordering Border Patrol agents to release illegal immigrants without making them appear in court or keeping track of their whereabouts, and it’s also dramatically rolling back aerial surveillance along the southern border, leading a senior congressman to suggest the public is unaware it is being “betrayed” by its commander in chief.
What’s sad is the people of the United States don’t recognize that they’re being betrayed by their own president and also betrayed by those people in the Congress and the Senate who have been going along with this amnesty program,” said Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Calif., a leading voice against amnesty and for border enforcement.
On Thursday, reports emerged that the Obama administration was effectively telling U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to stand down and not process people entering the United States illegally. They further state that agents are told not to order illegals to appear at a deportation hearing and not make efforts to track them down inside the U.S.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” said National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd.
In addition, Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are imploring the Department of Homeland Security for an explanation for a 50 percent rollback in aerial surveillance of the Texas-Mexico border.
Rohrabacher told WND and Radio America he and fellow critics of Obama’s immigration policies are well past the point of outrage.
“This president has done so many things that are contrary to the interests of the safety and security and prosperity of the people of the United States that this is no surprise, especially in dealing with foreign entities, whether it’s Muslims overseas or whether it’s illegal immigrants coming in here from various countries. This is nothing new for this administration,” he said.
One of Rohrabacher’s top concerns is how Obama’s open-door policy could further weaken national security.
“He’s opening the door,” he said. “There’s not even going to be a guard on the door to watch who’s coming in. Do you think the radical Islamist terrorists that have declared war on our country and murder us at any chance, you think they don’t see this? They have already got a lot of people here.”
He continued, “What the president is doing is going to increase the level of criminals that are coming here from other countries and terrorists who come here specifically to hurt Americans and kill Americans.”