Obama: the most anti-immigrant president in a half century
Yep, that is the message on CNN.
Obama's Latino defenders buy the line that this is a kinder and gentler administration. They'll buy anything to keep from admitting that they made a mistake in 2008 and helped put in office the most anti-immigrant president in a half century.
But on the ground, in immigrant communities, they know better. They know that it is business as usual. And they can point to the miscarriages of justice that prove it.
Just ask the tamale lady.
Ruben Navarrette's latest report is a scathing criticism of Obama.
Juana Reyes' trouble started on June 28 when she was arrested outside a Walmart by Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies and charged with trespassing and interfering with a business.
What exactly was the interference? Reyes is unemployed. She was selling tamales so she could buy food and clothes for her two children -- 10-year-old Cesar and 7-year-old Montserrat, both of whom were born in the United States.
Think about it. This woman wasn't holding a handmade sign that read: "Will work for food." She was working by making food and selling it.
She's outta here. She was held in jail for nearly two weeks with no lawyer. Her children were placed in foster care. Yep, she is the kind that needs to be sent back, pronto.
Here is a link that might be useful: CNN