June 29th, 2010
01:14 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama Immigration speech Thursday

(CNN) - Sources with knowledge of the plans tell CNN President Obama is set to deliver a speech on the need for immigration reform on Thursday.

The speech is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET at American University in Washington, D.C..

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  1. vietnamvet69

    Unless the President is finally going to announce that the government is finally going to enfore ALL of the existing laws pertaining to people entering this country illegally, then this speech is just a complete waste of words, and is nothing more than a bunch of hot air. This country spends approximately $338 billion dollars a year on services for illegal immigrants to this country, but nothing is ever said about that!! I wonder why?? He also needs to say that he is going to repeal the ammendment that automatically gives citizeship in this country to children who are born here, or ammend it to read that the parents must be legal citizens of this country in order for their child to be considered a citizen. This will stop pregnant women from swimming across the Rio Grande to have their child in the US and thereby become a citizen, thinking that we won't deport the mom if she gets caught. If she gets caught, then deport both of them, and tell them to apply for legal entry to the United States.

    June 29, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Angus McDugan

    Not another "like it because I said to" speech. Americans don't like being talked down to or scolded.

    Here's what needs to happen, and it will allow the dems to get their voters registered quickly.

    1. Secure all our borders.

    2. Allow the illegal immigrants to become citizens and make the process easy.

    3. Allow the work visa program to work more user friendly that it currently does for people from India or China so that we can get the migrant workers into her faster.

    4. Enforce the law and heavenly penalize (financially crippling 20% of annual revenue) companies that use illegal immigrants.

    Gesh Mr. Obama! Why do I have to figure it all out for you.

    June 29, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. pat

    Bout time.

    June 29, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. EqualPolitics4Everyone

    Immigration reform should mean that if you are in this country illegaly, then you should have to leave. The only reason why the democrats are allowing them in here in because they want their 13 million votes.

    That's not right.

    Allowing illegal immigrants here seriously jeopardizes our nation's National Security. There are reports of terrorist parents coming illegally and giving birth here just in order for their children to be American citizens.

    You liberals do not understand that this country should be focused on one thing and one thing only and that is our national security. With that said, I am 100% against the liberal doctrine of allowing every illegal alien to stay here. It isn't right and as mentioned it puts our nation's security in serious jeopardy.

    June 29, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  5. ranchotim

    Dear President Obama:

    The people have spoken. The vast majority support the AZ immigration law. No need for some new government agency or task force, please just enforce the laws that are already on the books.

    Your attempts to undermine the people of AZ is disgusting.

    June 29, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. mj

    This should be most interesting. Obama needs the illegals for the next election. Does the word "Amnesty" come into play? Let's add a few million more to the "Entitlement System".

    June 29, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. Mesa Mick

    Time to end the "open borders" and "illegal brown is beautiful" movements in their tracks.

    Secure the borders, mandate e-verify for businesses and figure out a fair and humane way to handle those illegals who have drop kids on Americna soil. After all those kids are Americans so their illegal family members need a way to become legal...

    And HEY, all you brown supremists at La Raza – We're not gonna give SoCal back to Mexico no matter how may of your kind you elect to the LA City Council. Remember, if you don't like America you are free to leave it, not steal it back...

    June 29, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. Jim

    Don't be sidetracked by this " immigration reform" crap. All that is about is votes. Secure the borders first, that's the Fed's job. That will slow down illegals, drugs, and automatic weaponds. It's a no brainer. Besides the Fed will lose the court battle.

    June 29, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. Get A Grip

    All about votes for this guy...nothing more, nothing less. Obama is such a waste of taxpayers money.

    June 29, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Padraig

    Yes, he can tell us about his journey from Kenya and how immigration works :)!

    June 29, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  11. Agnes

    I sure hope "amnesty" is not a part of the "reform". We gave amnesty three times previously and it did not work- just more illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants but ILLEGAL immigrants, keep coming and meanwhile my children go to school where PE, Art, & Music have been cut. And yet the illegal, meaning not legal, immigrant and their children get funding to attend schools – thereby taking those funds away from citizens and legal immigrants. It must stop we are bleeding a slow death. There is a perfectly good path to citizenship, the same path my grandparents took, and while those who stole into this country with no esteem for the laws of this land, show a contempt for those same laws. I do not support any hand out to any illegal immigrant period.

    June 29, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    This is one citizen, who is NOT buying into legalizing the illegals. Take that on notice, because there are going to be millions more like me.

    June 29, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  13. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Obama giving another speech. How much is it going to cost us this time and who will be demonized and villified by this inept, corrupt, union toady. Impeach Obama.

    June 29, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Stymie

    Great. Another lecture from the uhbama.

    June 29, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. Lynn

    If the word "amnesty" is uttered by President Obama, he has lost my vote. I only want to hear "send them all back and lock the borders". I've recently found out my BlueCross-BlueShield is funding a grant to pay for maternity care, for Mexican Women living in Arkansas. Let Mexico pay for their women's maternity care. Why in the world should we reward someone for breaking our laws?

    June 29, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. JP

    Obama could learn a lot from President Calderon, he knows how to secure his southern border against illegals and how to handle them if they come in. He doesn't give the illegals free medical treatment and free educations for their children etc etc. He does what any rational leader would do, he sends them back. People who help illegals are jailed. Obama just wants more hispanic votes in 2012 after that most illegals will join the 47% of working Americans who pay no federal income tax and/or receive refundable tax credits. Hay Obama how much will it cost us taxpayers to give the 11 million illegals your new health insurance. The Mexicans turned their country into a toilet don't let Obama let them do it here. I understand that the illegals want a better life its not my responsibility to pay for that better life its Mexico's.

    June 29, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Real World Soldier

    Its great to see we finally have a president thats willing to step up to the plate for real immigration reform. Its time to get rid of state sponsored legislation passed by ignorant uneducated bigots(Gov Jan Brewer) and get real reform passed at the federal level.

    June 29, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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