It’s an election year, so Democrats are scurrying around looking for ways to encourage voter fraud, which they like to tell the weak minded – doesn’t happen.
Judicial Watch reports that while he Obama Justice Department is mounting a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a local television news station has aired an eye-opening segment that proves that illegal immigrants regularly vote in the Sunshine state – a third degree felony with which few if any are ever charged.
Can someone give me one good reason why the Regime would oppose clean voter roles other than the fact that they would help prevent voter fraud?
The following investigative piece was recently aired by an NBC affiliate in southwest Florida that actually tracked down and interviewed non U.S. citizens who are registered to vote and have cast ballots in numerous elections. This is something any local news team in America could do if they were actually motivated to do something about voter fraud instead of covering up for it:
The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent about two months digging around the voter rolls in the two counties and the discoveries are dumbfounding.
In that short time, more than 100 people registered to vote in those two areas were proven to be ineligible by the reporter. A Cape Coral woman, eligible to vote in elections, was tracked down through jury excusal forms that verify she’s not a U.S. citizen. A Naples woman, who is not a U.S. citizen either, voted six times in 11 years without being detected by authorities. A Jamaican man is also registered to vote though he’s not eligible. The reporter obtained his 2007 voter registration form, which shows the Jamaican man claims to be a U.S. citizen. Problem is, no one bothers checking to see if applicants are being truthful.
In an effort to remedy the situation, Florida Governor Rick Scott launched a program a few years ago to purge ineligible voters from registration rolls. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was quick to sue the state to stop the purging because the agency claims it discriminates against minorities. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has colluded with the DOJ in Florida and the head of the group’s local chapter says purging voter rolls disproportionately affects the state’s most vulnerable groups, namely minorities.
Meanwhile, if you can believe this, Obama is looking to further reduce the already small percentage of illegal immigrants who are sent home each year.
Obama “has charged his Secretary of Homeland Security… to reduce where they can the levels of deportation,” Janet Murguia, president of the major Latino ethnic lobby group, the National Council of la Raza.
“Our hope and expectation is with that [policy change] would come some reduction in the level of deportations,” she told reporters gathered outside the White House Friday evening.
Those proposals would make it much harder for border or interior immigration agents to block or deport millions of previously deported illegals, if they try to return.
If her recommendations are accepted by Obama, annual deportations would drop by up to 50 percent, she suggested.
The Los Angeles Times reported that officials were considering a halt to deportations, unless an illegal immigrant commits a felony. Officials are also considering whether to end a program which helps federal immigration officials to pick up illegals arrested by state and local police forces.
Politico reported that the review of legal options began months ago, while Obama was urging House Speaker John Boehner to push an immigration-increase through the House.
Obama’s move to help illegal immigrants — many of whom are also living in households with legal immigrants — comes as he’s trying to boost November turnout among Latinos.
In 2012, Obama boosted turnout among naturalized immigrants by awarding work-permits to at least 500,000 younger illegal immigrants, even though Congress had repeatedly voted down similar proposals.
Obama may be using a similar turnout strategy in 2014, by simultaneously boosting hopes among Latinos for an amnesty, and resentment towards GOP legislators who oppose the unpopular amnesty.
As you know, the Regime has claimed for years that Obama deports more illegal immigrants than any other president. As usual they’re lying.
The truth is – ICE has not been deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace. As Chris Crane, ICE Officer and President of the National ICE Council explained at a press conference on Capitol Hill, last April; “at an alarming rate, deportation numbers have plummeted since 2008 – clear evidence that interior enforcement has in large part been shut down during the last four years. In an attempt to conceal ICE’s plummeting arrest and deportation statistics, massive numbers of border patrol apprehensions are being transferred to ICE to boost ICE’s statistical data.”
The truth is – virtually no one is being deported as it is. The Regime is merely getting ready to codify into law what they’ve already been doing for the past five years.
Because that’s how this Regime rolls.