The first family, along with an entourage of 3000, head for India on Friday.
The traveler-in-chief leaves the United States with no statement on the bloodbath that took place this past week in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, roughly two miles from El Paso and 5 minutes by car from the center of the Texas city.
Last May, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, visited Mr. Obama at the White House. The two stood united against Arizona’s audacious attempt to protect its borders and save American lives. The Department Of Justice led by Eric Holder sued the state in July claiming that SB1070 violated individuals’ civil rights. None other than President Obama laid the groundwork for the lawsuit when he said this on May 19th:
We’re examining any implications especially for civil rights because in the United States of America, no law abiding person — be they an American citizen, illegal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico — should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.
The following day foreign leader Calderon addressed the Congress stating:
It is a law that not only ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree but also introduces a terrible idea using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement…core values we all care about are breached.
Calderon received a standing ovation from the Democrats for his objection to SB1070, a bill that merely enforces long-standing federal immigration laws. Last spring Obama colluded with Calderon to initiate the fight against Governor Jan Brewer and other law enforcement officials in Arizona. Their comprehensive immigration reform has long been a code phrase that includes amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders and entitlements. The “core values” being ‘breached” are straight out of the social justice playbook leading as usual to pools of blood.
On Tuesday, election day, a 23-year old business major and a 25-year old computer information systems student from El Paso were shot to death in Ciudad Juarez. A few days before the students’ murders, three other El Paso residents were killed visiting the Mexican border city.
Mr. Obama’s silence on the escalating violence at the border is deafening. Sheriff Paul Babeau on the front lines in Pinal County, Arizona recently stated:
There is (intelligence) we have that is very troubling. Things are not getting better, they are getting worse.
Calderone and Obama recklessly flouted the rule of law last spring. Then as a follow-up let Holder’s legal eagles loose on Governor Brewer and local sheriffs trying to secure the borders. Urgent national security issues like illegal immigration and brutal murders of American citizens will not deter the Obama family from spending a cool $2 billion visiting India.
Every day the President proves he is more interested in being “a citizen of the world” than a citizen of the United States of America.