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Obama Sounds Optimistic About Immigration Reform, Re-Election

By February 27, 2012

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Would comprehensive immigration reform be a priority in a second Obama term?

An interview with the president on Univision Radio last week seems to suggest so.

Asked about his failure to work with Congress on immigration, President Obama sounded optimistic about the future of comprehensive reform and also his re-election.

"My presidency is not over," he told Univision. "I've got another five years coming up. We're going to get this done."

He also criticized the Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney in particular, for their opposition to just about anything to do with the immigration problem.

"So far we haven't seen any of the Republican candidates even support immigration reform," Obama said. "In fact, their leading candidate said he would veto even the Dream Act, much less comprehensive immigration reform."

Find out where Romney and the other leading Republicans stand on immigration.

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February 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(1) Dave Francis says:

ILLEGAL ALIENS, TAXPAYERS AND UNFUNDED MANDATES ORDERED BY U.S. COURTS

The American people have never censured the majority of LEGAL IMMIGRANTS? The People are not discriminating against any race, creed, color or nationality; they are in opposition to unlawful foreign nationals. The Liberal Vendetta has surpassed the rationality of blaming the Constitutionalists. Far from it; we need engineers, scientists and highly skilled professional in computer technology. What is not wanted is unfettered poverty that seems we are getting more of every day? The top classes of potential immigrants already have been sponsored by companies waiting for them, and its ascertained they are unlikely to be paying a visit to the welfare offices? Guest Workers for the farming industry should be well regulated and only on a temporary basis, with no path to citizenship. Anybody caught illegally in this nation, must face a felony charge. Annually the cost for this paramount immigration issue has climbed to a hundred billion and still escalating.

If you really want the truth about the illegal alien invasion and many other problematic issues that cause Americans unnecessary pain and suffering, then you need to view the uncensored pages, not suppressed by the Leftist media at (Google) AMERICAN PATROL. For information about the corruption in Washington and state congressional seats of power, check the web site of the (Google) JUDICIAL WATCH.

February 28, 2012 at 4:39 am
(2) Gman. says:

Dave,
Youre a total chickenhawk. This doesnt surprise me, most of the talkers are ( read up on rush, and savage), being in america illegally is not a crime- its not even criminal- its an offense, crossing is the crime, but what your small world outlook doesnt allow you to see is that, some people come legally and try to do the right thing and are SOL due to the broken system. oh thats right, never had to go through the system huh? dont know things like the 10 year bar eh?
well “patriot” let me school you:
- undocumented contributed more than GE through revenue.
- the IRS gives undocumented families tax id numbers- to pay taxes with the hopes of a chance ( or until they want to deport them after x amount of time paying)
- sales tax, irs tax id tax, and property tax subsitize our social security-furthermore they can never collect.
- the 10 year bar forces a perminate underclass, limiting everyday living and status- and it works like a non-rational cannot bargain mechanism . illegals cant “self deport’ because they’re to be detained at all ports and entries.
Private prison stock holders, which drafted plans with cca prisons. in AZ, which brewer was caught red handed doing- um az law- for america? or for her pockets?
but heres the kicker: I WAS A REPUBLICAN, THEN I WATCHED THEM DEPORT A MARINE’S WIFE, A COMBAT VETS WIFE. are you going to get on that soap box infront of him?AFTER A REPUBLICAN BACKED WAR?! the party i use to vote for is 100% wrong on this. and im starting to see it on everything. im a vet, and i speak for myself- i support the dream act. i dont support chickenhawks ( majority of current republicans)your views are pathetic and based off of some tattered guy you seen standing infront of homedepot, that you just dont like because you think your “special” , tell me should i pay into some fat stupid midwest kid, who takes his world for granted- just because hes american? i dont see you complaining about the BILLIONS given to Israel

February 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm
(3) gabriel says:

The interview was not conducted with the president of Univision Radio, but rather, with one the company’s radio personalities, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo.

March 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm
(4) Psi says:

Gman…thank you.

Here’s another point or two: i’m not a citizen of the US. i’m not in the US. But i want to move there; so i’ve spent five years qualifying as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse so that i can offer something in return for an opportunity to move to a country i wish to live in because of the lifestyle and opportunities…and guess what? Even though there’s a nursing shortage, even though i’m qualified and have a huge amount of skill, and even though i’m pursuing things the right way…there are -no- visas. None. The priority date set for people who are -trying- to get to the US legally as a skilled worker is the 1st of January, 2006…as in, if you applied to get a visa before that date, your application is being processed. After that date? Well, you have a HUGE wait ahead of you. i’m not saying it’s right that people should move places w/out visas…but i -am- saying that for somewhere that prides itself on welcoming all people, offering hope and light, and generally being a great place to be, the US makes it as freakin’ difficult as it can. It’ll even shoot itself in the foot by not lifting visa caps – and then it wonders why so many undocumented immigrants are in the country?

March 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm
(5) Psi says:

And then, of course, you get good ol’ Dave up there who blames people for wanting to move to the US and not wanting their lives to pass them by (like mine is) waiting for a chance to go; Dave (i assume) was born in the US – so he’s never had to qualify, never had to prove his worth, never had to do anything but criticise those who weren’t as lucky as he was when he fell out of his mother onto US soil. That’s -luck-. He could, if he chose, be the US’ least productive citizen…and yet he thinks he has intrinsic right to judge those that are trying to be productive members of the US economy and culture? Please. When you get something through luck, it means you haven’t had to work for it, and you haven’t done anything to deserve it. That doesn’t mean you -don’t- deserve it…but it doesn’t mean others are undeserving. And it certainly doesn’t mean they’re taking from you. Dave seems to forget that his US rights aren’t things he’s fought for – he’s had them conferred just for being. So he has no right to feel attacked or hard-done-by when others are trying to secure a share of the same thing, and they have to do it by fighting for it and proving they’re worthy. It’s like royalty, born into the crown, saying “i’m a better kind of person” – a fairly warped and erroneous way to assess someone’s worth.

March 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm
(6) Timothy Andrews says:

Comprehensive immigration reform starts with us. Here is the story of one person, one life that fights to get back home to Los Angeles from unjustified confinement in US territory of American Samoa. Please support our petition by signing it. Your voice will count and you are the part of comprehensive immigration reform. Thank you.

http://www.change.org/petitions/the-u-s-senate-stop-deportation-of-stateless-us-resident

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