The Daily Caller reminded the world today that, back in 2006, just two years before Barack Obama won the presidency, his candid beliefs on illegal immigrants were spelled out quite clearly in his autobiography, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream."
As the then-Senator Obama so clearly put it in his memoir, illegal immigrants will harm "the wages of blue-collar Americans" and "put strains on an already overburdened safety net," reported the Daily Caller.
"[T]here's no denying that many blacks share the same anxieties as many whites about the wave of illegal immigration flooding our Southern border - a sense that what's happening now is fundamentally different from what has gone on before," adding that, "Not all these fears are irrational."
"The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century," Obama said. "If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole - especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan-it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net."
Yet Obama continues to plow full-speed towards executive action in favor of illegal immigrants - action that would give work permits to millions of illegal aliens. Although just 22 percent of those polled agree with increased immigrant levels.
Obama's plan, which is expected to be annoucned as early as this week, is to act unilaterally to offer legal documents to as many as 5 million immigrants currently in the country illegally, according to The New York Times. And while his plan doesn't call for a formal, lasting immigration status or a pathway to citizenship, it will allow millions to live and work legally in the U.S. - many will even receive social security numbers.
This comes even as Obama not so long ago admitted that he too feels a "patriotic resentment" when he sees Mexican flags at immigration rallies, reported the Daily Caller.
"Native-born Americans suspect that it is they, and not the immigrant, who are being forced to adapt" to social changes caused by migration, he wrote in his autobipgraphy.
"And if I'm honest with myself, I must admit that I'm not entirely immune to such nativist sentiments," Obama wrote. "When I see Mexican flags waved at pro-immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I'm forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration."