New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez took office in part based on her hard stance against illegal aliens. After being given 1930 Census records by reporters, however, she has now acknowledged that her grandparents illegally came to the USA from Mexico. In the meantime, another family member of President Obama has been arrested as an illegal alien.
The Republican Martinez led the fight to repeal what she has called “the dangerous practice” of granting driver’s licenses to undocumented migrants to “protect the people of New Mexico.”
Martinez’s acknowledged the new evidence on a radio show and admitted for the first time that “I know they arrived without documents, especially my father’s father.”
After riding out a controversy over the illegal status of his aunt (who was allowed to stay in the United States despite violating past orders), President Barack Obama has been informed that an uncle has been arrested as an illegal alien. To make matters worse, Obama Onyango, who also has a driver’s license, has a history of drunk driving. Obama’s uncle was released “quietly” from custody despite his illegal status and record.
While President Obama is hardly responsible for such relatives (particularly on the side of his father who effectively abandoned him as a child), these stories are likely to magnify the immigration debate. The White House seems to be embracing such a debate in an appeal to the Hispanic community, but I think this can only hurt Obama further in the polls.
Source: USA Today