Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Obama Has "Sensible Policy" on Immigration

CHARLOTTTE – How do you defend President Barack Obama's record-setting number rate of deportations in front of the Democratic National Convention's Hispanic Caucus? Today, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), chair of the Democratic National Committee, told the caucus that Obama has "reprioritzed the people that need to be deported because, they're criminals."  

"President Obama is the only president in recent memory who has gone to bat for Hispanics, in every sense of the word," Wasserman Schultz said. "[He] made sure that we invested in higher education so that more Hispanics could live the dream, made sure that college was more affordable, made sure that we invested in health care."

When pressed on the estimated 1.4 million deportations under Obama, Wasserman Schultz defended the president's "sensible policy."

"This is a president who is committed to comprehensive immigration reform," she said. "Unfortunately we have not only no cooperation from the Republicans, but they have a candidate for president who actually believes that we should have the 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country self-deport. Who says that he would veto the DREAM Act; who doesn't think we should embrace immigrants to this country. And that's why I am so proud to support President Obama."

Schultz took questions from the press for seven minutes before leaving for her next event.

During her speech to the Hispanic Caucus Schultz touted Obama's support for the DREAM Act and his use of a "Homeland Security Directive" sparing thousands of young illegal immigrants from the threat of deportation.

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  • Xenocles||

    "Let me clear, Charlotte will not be the new home of the Oakland Athletics."

    As if either league could absorb another team in the East.

  • Tulpa Doom||

    If they switched back to two divisions in each league it would work.

  • Xenocles||

    Actually I heard they were realigning for something like that.

  • geo1113||

    Classification scheme for photos of Debbie Wasserman Schultz: bad, worse, worst.

  • Xenocles||

    That's the first photo of her that I've seen, and she's actually cuter than I imagined from her radio spots. Sort of the opposite of a lot of radio people.

  • geo1113||

    You must have some imagination!

  • Ice Nine||

    He must have bull terriers on the mind.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "President Obama is the only president in recent memory who has gone to bat for Hispanics, in every sense of the word," Wasserman Schultz said.

    Every sense of which word?

  • Xenocles||

    I think it was "recent."

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    "President Obama is the only president in recent memory who has gone to bat for Hispanics, in every sense of the word,"

    Debbie, do us a favor and CALLATE LA PINCHE BOCA!

  • Brutus||

    Que puta tonta.

  • Paleo-ConAvenger||

    "they're criminals."

    Yep, shes right

    "He made sure that we invested in higher education so that more Hispanics could live the dream, made sure that college was more affordable, made sure that we invested in health care."

    *facepalm* *barf*

  • wareagle||

    give me a fucking break. Dems are the same folks who bring you the sanctuary city that hides criminal illegals. It's classic wanting it both ways - deport certain criminals to appeal to the law-and-order crowd but leave others alone to appease the open borders folks and keep blue cities in line.

    By the way, just what in the hell did Obama do to "make college more affordable?" And, more important, when did the president gain the power to do that?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    "[He] made sure that we invested in higher education so that more Hispanics could live the dream

    Racist Floridian witch! Why should only Hispanics "live the dream?" How about Indians? Or Africans? Or Slavs?

    made sure that college was more affordable,

    Tuition is lower? *Checks local colleges' websites* Nope, it doesn't appear that he's made college "more affordable", only subsidized it for the chosen few.

    made sure that we invested in health care.

    Oh! So Obama has forced the medical schools to accept more students? Nursing schools to accept more students? Eased FDA rules to make pharmaceuticals cheaper? No? Oh right, he's just coercing people into buying insurance. We all know what great bedside manner those claims adjusters and underwriters have.

  • White Rabbit||

    The dream is for everyone. As long as they aren't white.

  • mr simple||

    President Obama is the only president in recent memory who has gone to bat for Hispanics

    Playing to the Hispanics love of baseball? Racist!

  • Sevo||

    Debbie:
    "But he's so CooOOOL; no wat i mn?"
    Yes, Debbie, all too well.

  • Michael||

    "President Obama is the only president in recent memory who has gone to bat for Hispanics, in every sense of the word," Wasserman Schultz said.

    You people really like the bisbol, right?

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