So, what we can expect for the next month or so is massive hyperbole, blamestorming, fear-mongering, and denigration of opponents, at least till he gets bored
(The Hill) The White House hopes to bolster President Obama’s political standing by shifting attention from the bruising budget battles of the last month to immigration reform and gun control.
Democrats welcome the pivot after watching Obama’s standing in polls fall amid fights with Congress over the budget and the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.
They see immigration and gun reform as a better playing field for Obama that could provide political wins for the president.
Anything to avoid the disaster that is the US economy and government spending policies, eh, champ? This will be a typical Obama campaign, long on yammering and short on leading, which, if things hold up according to his pattern, they’ll have a deal done and then Obama will end up scuttling it by demanding more.
But, hey, we should treat illegals nicely, right, because it is a victimless crime, as Democrats say. Right? Right?
(WRAL) For almost 12 years, a Houston elementary school teacher and an illegal immigrant living in Topeka have engaged in a tug of war to claim the identity of Candida L. Gutierrez in a case that has put a face on the growing crime of “total identity theft” in the United States.
On Monday, the real Candida L. Gutierrez saw her identity thief, Benita Cardona-Gonzalez, for the first time. Their encounter came inside a federal courtroom in Wichita, where Cardona-Gonzalez, a Mexican national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing fraudulent identification documents.
The plea deal Cardona-Gonzalez struck with prosecutors in January gave her less prison time, but guaranteed she would not contest her deportation. She pleaded guilty to an aggravated felony, which typically results in automatic deportation.
When Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t stop at opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts. Cardona-Gonzalez assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it to get a job, a driver’s license, a mortgage and medical care for her children. She even put the stolen name on the birth certificates of her two U.S.-born children in the spots where they list who’s the mother.
Said illegal ruined the life of Ms. Gutierrez, turning it into a living hell. She and her husband had to fight every year with all sorts of government agencies, with banks, she was turned down for a mortgage, she has to deal with creditors and credit agencies on a constant basis. She even applied for a new Social Security number because of this identity theft. Well, so did Cardona-Gonzalez. SS turned Gutierrez down, but gave it to Cardona-Gonzalez. Gutierrez is even dealing with the issue of being responsible for the home that is in foreclosure that Cardona-Gonzalez purchased.
Extreme? Yes. But Americans have to deal with identity theft by illegals every year.