Presidential Mansion

Obama urges immigration reform


President Obama went to the Texas-Mexico border and discussed his version of “comprehensive immigration reform.” Speaking in El Paso, Obama again argued that ongoing improvements to tighten the border should be accompanied by a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million or so illegal immigrants in the USA.


Obama said, “One way to strengthen the middle class in America is to reform the immigration system, so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of labor while depressing wages for everybody else. Immigration reform is an economic imperative.” Obama is also taking heat from his left over the immigration issue, from groups demanding that he stop deporting illegal immigrants.

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