President Obama “Remains Firmly Committed to Immigration Reform”

On January 28, 2010, President Obama reconfirmed his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform through his spokesperson, Valerie Jarrett.

Jarrett aseguró que la reforma migratoria es parte de la agenda de Obama. “Por eso lo incluyó en su discurso”, subrayó. “Todo lo que estaba incluido en ese discurso va a ser una prioridad”, con independencia del espacio que se le dedicase, comentó.

In his State of the Union speech, Obama has spent little time discussing immigration reform but did state that “we should continue work to fix our broken immigration system, to ensure border security, enforce our laws and make sure every person who meets the rules could help.”  A senior official with the Obama administration later cautioned that any immigration reform would have to be done in a bipartisan manner.

In 2007 when then President Bush proposed sweeping immigration reform, the democrats were mostly supportive and the bill was ultimately defeated by Republicans in the Senate.  If Mr. Obama is waiting for Senate Republicans to join him in supporting immigration reform, it just isn’t going to happen.  We’ll have to wait at least to 2012.

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
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