Barack Obama blames Congress for deportations in his term (PHOTO)



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Former United States President Barack Obama guilt to the deportation congress in its mandate in his book A Promised Land, according to the news portal of The opinion.

This material was released sale this Tuesday around the world and in 19 languages, including Spanish, makes clear from its title Obama’s unwavering faith in the future of the country that he governed between 2009 and 2017, and which is now, in his opinion, of a democratic crisis ”due to its extreme polarization.

“I am not yet ready to abandon the possibility of a (better) America, not only for the sake of future generations of Americans, but for the sake of all humanity,” Obama writes in the volume’s preface.

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In the text, the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, somehow blames Congress for deportations or immigration policy, and justified that his “strategic decision” was only to buy time to achieve a reform in that area.

Verbatim, he explained in his book A Promised Land: “My team and I made a strategic decision not to immediately attempt to reverse the policies we inherited, largely because we did not want to give ammunition to critics who argued that Democrats were not willing to enforce existing immigration laws ”.

He even points out that although he expected that, the reform never came and insists that all this was due to the fact that it was a very complicated political moment.

And to point out what happened, he concludes in his book A Promised Land: “With the economy in crisis and the loss of American jobs, few in Congress had the appetite to take on a burning issue like immigration.”

Currently, the political situation in the United States remains on standby after the triumph of Joe Biden and in the face of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat.

However, immigrants hope that a program will be promoted that will benefit them in order to have a safe stay in that country.


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Optimism about the future of the United States is mixed with an exercise of introspection in the first volume of the memoirs of former President Barack Obama, a leader whose historical rise excited half the world, but also removed the tensions that would raise power to his antithesis, Donald Trump.

That confidence in the special destiny of his country, and in the exceptional character of the United States, is the backbone of the 768 pages of the book, which covers from his childhood until the moment in 2011 when he met the team of American special forces that ended the Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.

Its publication has generated great expectation in the United States, where the Crown publisher has printed 3.4 million copies only for that country and Canada, in addition to another 2.5 million for the international market, including Spain and much of Latin America.

Those who have already been able to read it describe a much more introspective self-portrait than the usual one in the memoirs of former American presidents, motivated in part by Obama’s talent for narrative.

“What I try to achieve in this book is both (to reflect) the story and (to tell) a story,” explained the former president in an interview published this Monday by The Atlantic magazine.

This attempt to create a tool for historians that also brought the experience of being president closer to the public was what delayed the writing of the book, which Obama wanted to complete in a year and concentrate in a single volume, but which finally did not finish until the middle of the year. 2020, with at least one more volume to be written.

“He’s an outstanding writer, but no one would accuse him of being succinct,” Obama’s editor Rachel Klayman told The New York Times.

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What sets him apart is not just the length and detail, but what Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie described in her review of the book as “a savage questioning of himself”; a reflection on the true motives that drive their decisions.

In addition to confessing that he is deeply sensitive “to rejection or to appear stupid,” Obama contemplates the possibility that his initial decision to run for political office was due more to his ego than to his willingness to public service.

He also confesses that he ended up running for president in 2007 despite the fact that his wife, Michelle, strongly opposed the idea and blurted out: “God, Barack, when is something going to be enough for you?”

His disbelief when he was announced that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 is reflected in a question – “why?” – and there is also room in the book to remind those progressives disappointed by his Presidency that he was never a “dreamy idealist” but someone much more pragmatic.

That does not mean that Obama regrets not having been able to do more in many areas, especially in terms of gun control and immigration, but he blames that fact on the obstruction of the Republican opposition, which controlled both houses of Congress during six of his eight years in power.

“People talk about the Obama administration deporting a lot of people, but that was not because of any policy that I introduced. I inherited ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service) and the Border Patrol and many laws (…) and I was not successful in changing them, but it was not because I did not try, ”Obama said in an interview with Chilean writer Isabel Allende for Univision.

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