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Obama Blames Immigration Reform Delay on GOP - President Criticizes Partisanship in Border Debate, Warns No Solution "Only with Fences and Border

 
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Obama Blames Immigration Reform Delay on GOP - President Criticizes Partisanship in Border Debate, Warns No Solution "Only with Fences and Border
President Obama told Latino and other groups Thursday that Republicans are being excessively partisan during an election year, and accused the opposition party of delaying reform of the U.S. immigration system.

Republicans responded that Mr. Obama's first step in the rancorous immigration debate must be to secure the border.

In a speech pushing for change in the system, Mr. Obama advocated a comprehensive approach that would insist the government, businesses and illegal immigrants themselves live up to their responsibilities within the law. Focusing on a "border security first" approach would fail, he said, because the system is too big to be fixed "only with fences and border patrols."

Obama also wants to create a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States; critics call that amnesty, which Obama denies because he would ensure that immigrants must first acknowledge that they had broken the law, pay fines and back taxes, perform community service and learn English. Full text
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Re: Obama Blames Immigration Reform Delay on GOP - President Criticizes Partisanship in Border Debate, Warns No Solution "Only with Fences and Border
I just hope the Dems crash & burn come November

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