Apparently, he believes that illegal aliens are somehow "in the shadows" and that his latest executive order will encourage them to come out into the light. That shows how disconnected he is from reality; most of us in the real world see them every day. The kid from Linfield College who was stabbed to death last week was killed by an illegal alien, but we won't need to deport him - thanks to police there, he has assumed ambient temperature.
During his first court hearing, Arroyo told the court through a translator that “I didn’t do anything.”
Yeah, any time you see "through an interpreter", it's a safe bet that you're looking at an illegal alien. Which is, of course, the case here, but in his view, he didn't do anything wrong; it comes down to "cultural differences": the 32 year-old Mexican national simply took a 12 year-old girl, transported her across state lines, and raped her a couple of times. For a guy his age to have a 12 year-old "girlfriend" is perfectly acceptable in his culture, as the Mexican Consul in Portland, Oregon informed us all following a similar incident that occurred here a few years back.
Arroyo is currently being held in a North Carolina jail, facing federal charges of forcibly transporting a minor across state lines. He has also been hit with North Carolina state charges of kidnapping and rape, for which his bail is set at $1.5 million. The US Immigration Service has slapped a “detainer” order on Arroyo that will place him in Immigration’s custody if he is released. And Baltimore County has filed for extradition of Arroyo to prosecute him on Maryland charges.
Of course, many illegals - the majority, in fact - don't commit such acts. Neither, however, are they health-screened, which as has been noted before, presents public health issues.
And Obama once again lied, this time when he claimed that presidents before him had done the same thing. Wrong: when Reagan signed the amnesty bill, it was not done unilaterally, by executive order; the bill was passed by a Democrat-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate in accordance with Constitutional procedures. Still Obama's executive order isn't as damaging as he'd have liked:
At a background briefing for reporters at the White House ahead of Obama’s Thursday night speech, senior administration officials said DREAMers lack the connection to existing permanent law that legal residents and citizens do. The administration looked for ways to grant their parents legal status, but in the end administration lawyers at both the Department of Homeland Security and the White House couldn’t find a legal way to do it.
The reasoning, according to the administration, is this: Existing U.S. law gives U.S. citizens and legal residents the chance to gain citizenship or legal status for parents who still live outside the United States. There is no such law for DREAMers, who by definition are undocumented themselves.
Interestingly, his approach is looked upon unfavorably by majorities of legal immigrants and green card holders, and even by a slim majority of undocumented aliens. If he was hoping to grow a new batch of reliable Dem voters, it doesn't appear that he succeeded.