Of course it’s fair to criticize President Trump and Congress as they move forward to fix our immigration mess. “But let’s remember the Obama duplicity that created it,” writes William McGurn in the WSJ.
Truth is, no man has done more to poison the possibilities for fixing America’s broken immigration system than our 44th president.
Mr. Obama’s double-dealing begins with his time as junior senator from Illinois, when he helped sabotage a bipartisan immigration package supported by George W. Bush and Ted Kennedy. Mr. Obama’s dissembling continued during the first two years of his own presidency, when he had the votes to pass an immigration bill if he had chosen to push one. It was all topped off by his decision, late in his first term, to institute the policy on DACA that he himself had previously admitted was beyond his constitutional powers
Barrack Obama and Democrats “had the chance to grant 11 million immigrants access to the American dream.” Instead, for partisan purposes, they chose “to keep them in the shadows.”
Read more from Mr. McGurn here.