Never let an international visit go to waste when you can use the occasion to promote your latest pet cause.
President Obama used a visit to South Korea on Friday to make a push for immigration reform, saying “the value of our immigrants … is central to who we are.”
Obama took the opportunity at a naturalization ceremony for roughly two dozen people who were becoming U.S. citizens, to highlight why the immigration system needs to be overhauled.
We don’t believe a wave of Koreans flooding our country is the problem.
“If there’s anything this should teach us, it is that America is strengthened by our immigrants,” Obama said at the National War Memorial, one stop on a week-long visit to Asia. “What makes us Americans is something more than just the circumstances of birth, what we look like, what god we worship. Rather it is a joyful spirit of citizenship.”
What a steaming pile of horseshit. Meanwhile, the hapless John Boehner seems to have forgotten what party he belongs to:
This isn’t going over well.