Washington (CNN) - A broad group of government officials, business leaders, law enforcement officials and others met Tuesday with President Barack Obama to discuss how to build support for immigration reform in the face of congressional opposition.
Obama told the gathering that he remains committed to seeking a comprehensive approach "that both strengthens security at our borders while restoring accountability to the broken immigration system," according to a White House statement.
What Obama means is that he needs the votes of the illegals to get re-elected and he will do anything and say anything to make sure they are legal by 2012. Ship the illegals out we can't afford them we are broke and Obama still doesn't realize that.
Pure politics. Obummie has lost 20% percentage points among Hispanics. He is concentrating on his 2012 reelection bid. The REALLY great thing about his pandering to his base is that independent voters are on to his BS and are leaving him by droves. He will lose 10% of the white vote and then can you say GAME OVER !!!!!
Secure the border first; deport all illegals; go through the proper procedures to get a green card, etc., etc., etc. In other words, enforce the laws on the books. Further, do not give tuition breaks at any educational institution that receives any government funds (fed, state, etc.). No more anchor babies; they have their child, send 'em back.
I understand there are about 8 million immigrants in the system now waiting to become citizens. Anyone that wants to become a citizen of the U.S. can do the same thing. We don't need immigration reform.
having rev, al there makes the whole thing bogus,,,,
2 1/2 years into his term and obama has done exactly nothing about immigration...in fact he has done nothing about anything that troubles America.
GW Bush had the best plan: give 3 year temporary work permits and made illegals pay back taxes and current taxes and give productive members of society a path to citizenship. Sadly, BOTH parties rejected this.