The President will today take questions from undocumented immigrants and supporters of the Amnesty program in a closed and scripted event that is being ludicrously billed as a public “town hall” meeting.
In reality, the event will serve as a propaganda broadcast to sell the American public on executive action to sweepingly grant legal status up to 5 million illegal immigrants.
Obama today flies to Miami to take part in a Town Hall with hand picked audience to talk he his immigration policies & Imperial actions
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) February 25, 2015
The Miami Herald reports that the event, scheduled to take place at the Miami campus of Florida International University, is not being sponsored by the University, and is in fact closed to the public for all intents and purposes.
Indeed, the facilities are being privately rented out to the real organisations behind the event, MSNBC and Telemundo. Both media organisations are staunch supporters of the amnesty program and have relentlessly pumped out one-sided programming promoting it.
“Though billed as a “town hall,” tickets for the private event were distributed by organizers and not made publicly available.” The Herald notes.
“Telemundo and MSNBC rented the public Graham Center facility at FIU’s main campus for about $39,000, according to a copy of the contract.” the report continues.
So tickets were never publicly available, yet remarkable numbers of illegal immigrants have managed to get their hands on them.
“The president is expected to take questions Wednesday directly from undocumented immigrants at the taping of an event at Florida International University that will later air nationally on Miami-based Telemundo and sister network MSNBC.” The Herald also notes.
“He will also likely address the Homeland Security Department budget, which is pending in Congress amid a political fight over funding Obama’s executive immigration actions. A Friday deadline looms.” the report concludes.
Taking to Twitter, Miami Herald reporter A.J. Delgado called out Obama, as well as MSNBC and Telemundo:
— Bob LaRosa (@larosabob) February 25, 2015
Obama’s stated intention to use his magic pen for an executive order on immigration was originally slated to cover just illegal immigrants whose children have citizenship or green cards. However, the President has been touring the country telling groups of immigrants, including those in the US illegally, that his immigration-law rewrite means they will be able to stay.
Expect this to be the case today in Florida.
While the number of undocumented workers expected to receive amnesty under the program is thought to be around 5 million, internal government memos and documents have highlighted that up to 20 million could benefit from the action.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.