Immigration Customs Enforcement Director Sarah R. Saldana Tells Congressman: We Follow Obama Rules, Not The Law…

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Those following the Obama Immigration Executive Action legal battles will note yesterday Congressman Young  was asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Saldana the exact same point outlined in Judge Hanen’s rebuke of the White House.

From the ruling:

[Judge Hanen continues…] The President’s message, specifically to those law enforcement officials employed within the Executive Branch, and more generally to the nation, is clear. First, immigration laws (INA), which those officials are charged with enforcing, are not to be enforced when those laws conflict with the 2014 DHS Directive. Second, the criteria set out in that Directive are mandatory. Third, if DHS officials (or other Executive Branch officials) fail to follow the specified criteria, there will be consequences for this failure.

Just as there would be consequences if they were in the military and disobeyed an order from the Commander in Chief. In summary, the Chief Executive has ordered that the laws requiring removal of illegal immigrants that conflict with the 2014 DHS Directive are not to be enforced, and that anyone who attempts to do so will be punished.  (link)

So yesterday ICE Director Saldana is on Capitol Hill answering questions when Republican David Young asks Mrs. Saldana about the conflict between the law, and the rules imposed by President Obama that force border patrol agents to: a.) break the law, or b.) break Obama’s executive action rules.

How Saldana replies is, well, JAW DROPPING.  – Watch video below:

(Via The Blaze) […] ICE Director Sarah Saldana attended a hearing held by a subcommittee of the House Budget Committee. In that hearing, Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) said he was worried about reports that some ICE officials aren’t sure whether to enforce the law as it’s written, or enforce the White House directive to relax deportation efforts against what they call low-priority illegal immigrants.

If I had policies or directives that were contrary to the law, I would understand if they didn’t want to follow them. I would expect them to follow the law first,” Representative Young said.

To that, Saldana replied, “And that’s where you and I probably have a fundamental disagreement.”

(The exchange begins at the 1:25:30 mark in the video above.)

King Obama the law is what I say it is

“The law is what I say it is”

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70 Responses to Immigration Customs Enforcement Director Sarah R. Saldana Tells Congressman: We Follow Obama Rules, Not The Law…

  1. jim says:

    Mark Steyn may have said it best, “We are now not a nation of laws but of hierarchical compliance.” Therefore, state power favors and establishes the hierarchy of victim groups and provides benefits as it sees fit. Tyranny does not accept that all men are created equal.

    Liked by 9 people

    • doodahdaze says:

      The criminals are running wild in the streets. Democrats are whining about how the cops mistreat the criminals. Criminals are the new identity group for the progs, in need of protections. This will not end well. Zero chance of a good outcome.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        criminals are the new victim group: Yes. This is very profound.
        When there are so many blatantly-wrong white cop-Black civilian shootings, WHY is the BGI putting forward cases such as TM and MB?

        The answer is this: they want us, the average American, to ignore the marijuana use, the irresponsible parenting, the multiple petty crimes, the Thug Culture online profiles, the pants on the ground, the lousy academic and employment histories, etc.

        Instead, they want us to focus, and get emotionally involved, in the injustice experienced by these poor role models.

        The goal is to get us everyday citizens to censor our judgments when we see TM’s facebook posts, etc.

        This has worked on my young adult daughter. If anyone says anything about lousy parenting, such as a thug mom abandoning her young child as she flees when getting caught for shoplifting, the FIRST thought in my daughter’s mind is to defend the suspected perpetrator. Her NEXT thought is to doggedly argue her point –

        Why doggedly argue her point?

        She is a crusader trying to save the rest of us from our stone-cold hearts and our racism. It is not just about whether I mistakenly interpret a face-tat to indicate possible thug; it is about a saviour-complex virtue cult to save us unwashed, uneducated masses.

        Why? When most Americans have a taboo against recognizing uncivilized behavior, we won’t care about it, and this will help bring down our prevailing “cultural hegemony,” and so lead to the eventual Communist revolution, when all prejudice, poverty, injustice, etc., will be magically erased.

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        • realitycheck says:

          I completely disagree with your original premise ” When there are so many blatantly-wrong white cop-Black civilian shootings,”
          There are NOT “many” shootings, the vast majority shootings are of career criminals or people who are resisting arrest etc. I wish there were more shootings to get the animals under control.

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        • doodahdaze says:

          Utpoia at last. MLK’S Promised Land. He had a dream. So does Obama. So did Lenin, Marx, Mao, and the rest of them. Now the criminals are the victims. It is plain as day. Criminals are the new democrat identity group in need of protection from the evil white man capitalist pig.

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        • doodahdaze says:

          Ya got it.

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        • Dixie says:

          Sad but apparently true that the GOV, the BLM, the LGBT and the thug criminals have more influence over our children than we do.

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      • If you get robbed, mugged or ??? you are not the victim. Its the person who robs, mugs or ???? you that is the victim.

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    • d'hack says:

      This cannot stand!

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    • boutis says:

      We are going to need a new Nuremberg Trial. When your oath is to uphold the Constitution saying “I was just following orders” which creates death and mayhem in the country should get them 10 to 20 in a fed pen. And avoiding firing is not a defense either.

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  2. It’s not too jaw-dropping when you realize that most of these people, and a few others, view laws they disagree with as unimportant or unnecessary to follow. This goes along with Stella’s posting of the Trifecta video on following laws. To them, their ideology trumps the law. Afterall, to them, the Constitution is an old, out-dated document, agreed upon by racist white men, who clearly wouldn’t be able to comprehend the world we live in.

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  3. bitterlyclinging says:

    Historical note to Ms Saldana, even though Mr Obama was recently noted to have said that “Historical events that occurred before his birth had no relevance” the Magna Carta, Martin Luther’s “Points”, The Constitution, etc
    Adolph Eichmann plead in front of the court that he was just following orders. The judges ordered him hung anyway as did Generals Keitel and Jodl, who were also ordered hung anyway by their judges.

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  4. At that point, the Sergeant at Arms should have just arrested Obama. Its apparent we are living in a Dictatorship.

    Liked by 4 people

    • joanfoster says:

      The Sergeant at Arms probably has no clue what his duties, obligations and rights are under the law. This is a stunning statement by an inept agency head. If the Republicans win the Presidency he should spend his first day in office firing every Obama appointee and cleaning house at every agency where thumbing one’s nose at the law has become commonplace.

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      • ImpachEmAll says:

        Too Funny!

        The Republicans control both branches of Congress.

        Yeah, that’s going well.

        Impeach Obama?

        Yeah, that’s going well.

        Dump Holder?

        Yeah, that’s going well.

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        • ImpeachEmAll says:

          Too Funny!

          The Republicans control both branches of Congress.

          Yeah, that’s going well.

          Impeach Obama?

          Yeah, that’s going well.

          Dump Holder?

          Yeah, that’s going well.

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  5. Father Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  6. QuadGMoto says:

    “If I had policies or directives that were contrary to the law, I would understand if they didn’t want to follow them. I would expect them to follow the law first,” Representative Young said.

    To that, Saldana replied, “And that’s where you and I probably have a fundamental disagreement.”

    And his response was a quiet, “Okay”?!?!? Really?!?!?

    I would have stopped right there and said something like, “I’m sorry. Could you repeat that?” “So you’re saying that if a policy and the law are in conflict, your employees are to break the law?” “And you not only do not have a problem with that view, you think that’s how things should be?”

    Adolph Hitler’s real power began when the German army was required to swear a new oath of personal loyalty to Hitler, replacing the old oath of fealty to Germany’s constitution and laws. Our modern fascists aren’t being quite so blatantly obvious, but the result is clearly the same.

    The Rule of Law is dead in our Feral Government. (Not a typo. Stolen shamelessly from a comment by someone else yesterday.) This is precisely what the Founding Fathers feared.

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    • QuadGMoto says:

      Here’s a quick history lesson on the oath:

      Newsreel footage: Wehrmacht swear ‘Oath of Loyalty’ to Hitler

      More footage: The oath with English translation

      Here is the oath the army was required to swear to on August 2, 1934:

      I swear by God this holy oath, that I want to offer unconditional obedience to the Führer of the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler, the commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht, and be prepared as a brave soldier to risk my life for this oath at any time.

      Here is the original oath before the Nazis started changing it:

      I swear loyalty to the Reich’s constitution and pledge, that I as a courageous soldier always want to protect the German Reich and its legal institutions, (and) be obedient to the Reichspräsident and to my superiors.

      Notice how important it was to them to remove loyalty to the Constitution and duly passed laws in this oath.

      Now compare the ideas presented in Germany’s original oath with our current Army oath:

      I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

      Though it’s wordier than Germany’s old oath, the basic principles are the same.

      Now the exercise for the reader is this: Which version of Germany’s oath matches most closely with Saldana’s “fundamental disagreement”? How did changing the standard of obedience from the earlier version to the latter work out? The answers to both questions should be obvious.

      (Note: There was an intermediate version that existed for about a year and a half: “I swear by God this holy oath, that I want to ever loyally and sincerely serve my people and fatherland and be prepared as a brave and obedient soldier to risk my life for this oath at any time.”)

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    • Dixie says:

      The Chairman of the committee had more harsh words about the same subject towards the end of the video, well after Young’s questions. Worth it to listen…..

      They all make their disagreement known but they don’t DO anything.

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      • Pam says:

        I think this statement you just made is highly significant:
        “They all make their disagreement known but they don’t DO anything.”

        It wasn’t until this thought started coming into my mind a few years ago that the rest of the pieces in the jigsaw puzzle finally fell into place and the fog of confusion began to clear. I chewed over this for many months. I began to see how I had totally accepted the idea that the two parties really represented two ideologies and that, depending on whether you had a more liberal or progressive ideology or a more conservative one, you had leaders in whichever party who represented you and were fighting for you.

        I began to see that, although I had been given countless examples of dirty politics and corruption on both sides for decades, I still had clung to this belief and had never truly questioned it. As time went by, the little cracks of doubt spread and multiplied. I was seeing everything with new eyes, watching and looking. One day, the old belief just shattered into a million pieces.

        So, why all the talking and disagreeing, but then nothing really changes? Politics. It’s all words for the masses, a show for the constituency, so they can stay in office. Politics is, for some, the ultimate game of life. It’s got so much that attracts people. I got more involved as my Christian faith grew and I started volunteering for the Christian Coalition.

        I’ve been in the Capitol Hill Club. We had the opportunity to be invited to join, only because we had been in a sister social club in Birmingham, AL. In Birmingham, I was in a prayer group with women married to state representatives, women who would travel to the governor’s mansion and pray with the governor’s wife. That’s how we got into the social club there.

        The atmosphere in the Capitol Hill Club reeks of the elite, the seductiveness of power When I first went there, 13 years ago, fresh from AL, I wanted to join. I could be near the heartbeat of power in the nation. Fortunately, for me, the membership fees were so much higher that we couldn’t do it. There were some good, Christian people holding state office in Alabama. I’m not saying there are no good, Christian people in office in D.C. I just believe, after 13 years in the D.C. area, that it’s like playing Candy Land vs master chess. If politicians want to survive in D.C., they will almost inevitably change.

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        • Dixie says:

          You just said a mouthful. Anything to keep the money and power rolling in….it’s every man or woman for him/herself. They pay lip service to us but don’t represent us, instead they represent themselves and the money and power which goes with their positions.

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  7. I wonder what the Feds would do if the American population were to adopt the attitude that following the law was optional. Like, say, business owners deciding that remitting their estimated federal taxes every quarter is optional. Or individual citizens deciding that filing their tax returns is optional.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Roy says:

      A nationwide income tax boycott would scream “NO MORE,” and stop the government so decisively that it couldn’t be ignored. I suspect we’d then be able to identify the new national police force and be one of the first to be assigned a FEMA bunk.

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      • Roy says:

        That’s two people. What if it were 20 million? 200 million? What if the gibmedats or illegals didn’t get their checks? What if the nationalized police force didn’t get their paychecks? Who’s going to get who first? A tea tax got the revolution going.

        2 people, 2,000 people, 20,000 people, maybe even 200,000 people are nothing, except rapidly rising numbers indicate a snowball affect. How many real taxpayers are there? There are a heck of a lot of illegals and others living here for free.

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  8. If I hear one more person say that it UN Christian to send Illegals back or complain about what they are costing us Tax Payers.
    Just how many people would allow a burglar to come into their home ?? How many people would allow a burglar to squat in their home, eat, sleep and slowly rob them of their hard earned resources.That is what Illegals have done!!!!
    Illegals have broken into my home(America) and are slowing robbing me (Americans ) of my money (taxes ) and services. Hundreds of Billions are spend on Illegals yearly, not counting all the Hundreds of Billions due to damage from criminal activities commit .
    Just look at our educational system!!! In many school districts over 50% of the district’s budget is for ESL Students; Bi-lingual Teachers, materials and school staff.. Normal school classes have been escalating to way over 35 per class with only an aide 30 minutes a day, even in K-3. However the average ESL class has a dozen or so students, with 3 or 4 full time aides. Legal American students are being robbed of the education they should be getting just so the Illegals can be given an even better education.
    OK I could go on—but I am so tired of these criminals robbing America blind and then have the nerve to desegregate our laws, emblems and holidays.

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    • 7delta says:

      If I hear one more person say that it UN Christian to send Illegals back

      I agree, kinthenorthwest. It’s another case of what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right. Holding people accountable for their choices and behaviors is not unkind, un-Christian or uncaring. True concern and love for another refuses to enable behavior that’s destructive physically to the person committing the act, to that person’s spirit or to others.

      Compassion never encourages or rewards illegal or harmful behavior. Compassion is never at the expense of another who has no control over whether they believe in or choose to participate in the act. Compassion is not a suicide pact.

      For Christians, the Bible tells us it’s wrong to cause another to stumble from the path of righteous. Lying, cheating and stealing is clearly wrong. The very act of illegal entrance into this country requires breaking all three of those moral principles and more. Aiding and abetting illegal aliens, thereby encouraging more to commit the same crime, is neither compassionate nor Christian.

      The people claiming it’s un-Christian to hold people accountable to the morals and principles of Christianity (as well as the Rule of Law) are either not Christian, don’t understand it what they profess or have another agenda.

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  9. Coast says:

    This is what happens when we have no Congress.

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  10. Bill says:

    Congressional hearings are nothing but Kabuki theater. Nothing more. Fake outrage. Fake anguish. ZERO repercussions.

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  11. TexasRanger says:

    A Warning For America From South Africa [Excellent! Must read!]

    People used to say that South Africa was 20 years behind the rest of the Western world. Television, for example, came late to South Africa (but so did pornography and the gay rights movement).

    Today, however, South Africa may be the grim model of the future Western world, for events in America reveal trends chillingly similar to those that destroyed our country.

    America’s structures are Western. Your Congress, your lobbying groups, your free speech, and the way ordinary Americans either get involved or ignore politics are peculiarly Western, not the way most of the world operates.

    But the fact that only about a third of Americans deem it important to vote is horrifying in light of how close you are to losing your Western character.

    Writing letters to the press, manning stands at county fairs, hosting fund-raising dinners, attending rallies, setting up conferences, writing your Congressman – that is what you know, and what you are comfortable with. Those are the political methods you’ve created for yourselves to keep your country on track and to ensure political accountability.

    But woe to you if – or more likely, when – the rules change. White Americans may soon find themselves unable or unwilling to stand up to challenge the new political methods that will be the inevitable result of the ethnic metamorphosis now taking place in America.

    Unable to cope with the new rules of the game – violence, mob riots, intimidation through accusations of racism, demands for proportionality based on racial numbers, and all the other social and political weapons used by the have-nots to bludgeon treasure and power from the haves – Americans, like others before them, will no doubt cave in. They will compromise away their independence and ultimately their way of life.

    Full article,
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2311916/posts

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    • Very interesting article. Thank you.
      I found the following ending lines to be very poignant.

      Millions around the world want your good life. But make no mistake: They care not for the high-minded ideals of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and your Constitution. What they want are your posessions, your power, and your status.

      And they already know that their allies among you, the “human rights activists,” the skillful lawyers and the left-wing politicians will fight for them, and not for you. They will exploit your compassion and your Christian charity, and your good will

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      • Pam says:

        Maybe these are the unintended consequences of the “high-minded ideals” of tolerance of other religions and every person’s right to pursue their own happiness?? Maybe that idea morphed through the years of our history, giving birth to more sinister children? Today we have to “tolerate” the “religion” of atheism, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, and some other obvious examples. We’ve allowed teenage females the right to pursue their own happiness by aborting their children. As smart as the Founders were, how could they have foreseen some of these things?

        If I remember my history correctly, some Catholics were given the territory that became Maryland. After the Revolution, it was against the law in VA for a Catholic priest to come across the Potomac from MD and minister to Catholics in VA. I think George Washington eventually took a stand against that law, since priests were being hunted down as they tried to sneak across the river at night. Those were the days of states’ rights, I guess.

        Somehow I doubt that this country in 1788 would have tolerated the way we live today.

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  12. Jett Black says:

    How is <0’s immigration anti-legal action not sedition? Same for the actions of his underlings in following it. They are actively working for and achieving, bit by bit, the overthrow the US government. Never before thought that what the U.S. needs is something like what took Morsi out in Egypt.

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    • Roy says:

      The more I read the more I’m coming around to the belief that it’s already happened. It will be unveiled in a dramatic and violent way once the sociopath “elites” have all the pieces in place.

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      • lastConservinIllinois? says:

        Scary thought, and would explain much.

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        • Jett Black says:

          Invest in precious metals–steel, brass, lead.

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          • BigMamaTEA says:

            First…start with extra canned goods in the cabinet. When you buy a can of soup, buy an extra to stash somewhere. You will find if you do this first, there is a certain “peace of mind” that you have enough to hold you over for a while. (dried beans, rice, flour, sugar
            salt, water if you don’t have a well)

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  13. rashomon says:

    Oh brother. I’m stunned…once again.

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  14. Sha says:

    I say the higher you rise the harder you fall……. counting down to a real POTUS. I can’t wait to see how all these power tripping law breakers deal with the one we have going back to being just a man.

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    • 7delta says:

      I’m afraid I’m well past counting on any man (or woman) in the Oval or in Congress. Just one more election, then they’ll do the right thing has become just one more, then one more… Been there. Done that. If we pull this out, and I believe we will, it will be God leading We, the People who does it and it won’t be pretty. When TSHTF, our elected public servants will be in hiding, as if they and their leadership is indispensable. We’ll see.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        totally agree. Plus, now (more now than ever) we face a real probability that we will lose our Reserve status of the dollar. The rest of the World is getting set to do business with other currencies. That will stop the printing; but is going to CHANGE our world.

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  15. Justice_099 says:

    Being that this is a budget meeting, it would have been perfect if one of the congressmen said that since the directive is essentially to NOT do their lawful job, that they seen no point in funding them and perhaps a wholesale layoff was in order.

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    • John Denney says:

      Excellent point.

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      • Justice_099 says:

        Right? Threaten their money and they just might change their tune. How dare them come and ask for an increased budget while blatantly admitting to not doing their job.

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      • Jett Black says:

        Yes, but that (striking the entire budgets of agencies that don’t follow the law/Constitution) would require cajones. As noted above, we haven’t had a congress, in the sense of a separate, co-equal branch of government providing a check and balance against the executive for quite a while (since the “Contract with America” congress shoved Clintoon into a corner and that, unfortunately, didn’t last nearly long enough).

        Even the antagonistic Demonrat congress during Shrub’s admin just took political pot-shots at Shrub, but passed the Patriot Act, did everything asked of them to secure tyrannical fedrool power over us citizens, but also nothing to stem illegal immigration, and went whole hog criminal in funding the bailouts and failing to adhere to anything resembling a budget. Pitchforks, torches, tar, feathers, and rails are needed in abundance in and about D.C.

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        • Justice_099 says:

          And this is exactly what we get when we support party over principles. Is there really any doubt that the political class is all just one party?

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  16. yakmaster2 says:

    Saldana is another idealogue strategically placed by Obama to see to it that his plan for America’s “transformation” is implemented. It’s clear within the full video clip (above) that her concern is NOT about stemming illegal immigration, it’s with the COMFORT, WELL-BEING, NEEDS, and in-country PLACEMENT OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS. Apparently, she considers her primary job to be akin to a concierge in a big hotel.
    “Welcome. Let us know if we can assist you with anything.”

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  17. cruiszn says:

    She should be fired immediately.

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  18. Brett says:

    Can obama and all of his conspirators be arrested yet? The survival of our country is is at stake…what is congress, and the people of this nation, waiting for?

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