Was this said with a wink and nod?
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President Barack Obama told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a Thursday phone conversation that illegal immigrant children who are flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border will not be eligible for amnesty.
But illegal immigrants are not buying it, especially in light of Obama’s actions and words.
A day before Vice President Joe Biden’s speech in Guatemala on Friday that will address the border crisis, Obama spoke to Peña Nieto to reiterate “that arriving migrants will not qualify for legalization under proposed immigration reform legislation or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA),” according to a White House readout.
Obama and Peña Nieto also discussed “working together to return the children safely to their families and to build Central American capacity to receive returned individuals” because the the nations had a “shared responsibility for promoting security in both countries and in the region.”
But Obama — with the help of Republicans — continues to push amnesty legislation that illegal immigrants believe will allow them to remain in America if they make it across the border in time. In addition, Obama has unilaterally enacted the Deferred Action temporary amnesty program and has threatened to ease deportations with executive actions. That is why illegal immigrants are actually flagging down Border Patrol agents, hoping they will receive what they believe are “permits” to remain indefinitely in the United States.