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Obama Blames Politics for Delay on Immigration

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama2 bing Obama Blames Politics for Delay on Immigration on Thursday blamed immigration policy gridlock on “political posturing and special interest wrangling.”

In a speech Thursday, Obama took Republicans to task, in particular 11 GOP senators who supported recent efforts to improve the immigration2 bing Obama Blames Politics for Delay on Immigration system. He did not name any in particular, but told his largely supportive audience at American University that those lawmakers had succumbed to the “pressures of partisanship and election-year politics.”

Seeking to rally new momentum to an issue that many advocates had hoped would be completed by this point, Obama laid out his rationale for a comprehensive approach to fixing what he and others, Republicans included, say is a broken immigration system.

He said the problem cannot be solved “only with fences and border patrols” but said the government should be held accountable for its responsibility to secure the border. Obama also said businesses should face consequences for knowingly employing illegal immigrants and that those who enter the country illegally should own up to their actions before they can begin the process of becoming citizens.

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Question:  Hasn’t it been the Obama Administration that has repeatedly said you cannot entirely shore up our borders?  Hasn’t it been the Obama Administration that has repeatedly said if you want to solve he illegal immigration “problem” you have got to back an overall immigration reform bill?  He says we can count the illegals in a census, but we cannot find out who they are in order to deport them.  Is it that we cannot deport them or is it that we do not have the will to deport illegal aliens?  Let me know what you think.

– Alan Stock

  • Rick Emerson

    Why the President thinks we need a “new” immigration policy instead of following our existing one is scary to me. He write in new policies that will harm our country if a new law/policy is written, as well as give them new entitlements, and tie the police hands with a new policy. This President cannot be trusted with securing our borders, nor can the other liberals in our federal government.

  • Don't you get it Obama?

    Politics does come into these decisions. Obama does not want to deport illegals which has been pretty obvious. I’m tired of paying for them. We should be retired, but we are afraid to do so because we don’t want to live off the system. We can’t take more taxes in order to support people who are here illegally. I don’t think Obama really understands what America stands for.

  • Not Surprised

    When Obama says the delay in immegration reform is political I could not agree with him more. when Bush put forth a comprehensive reform the Democrat controled congress delayed any progress on the bill for fear of loosing more of the Hispanic voters. Hispanic voters are getting educated with this congress and this president, I do not think that they will be supporting the Democratic party like they have in the past.

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