Obama puts immigration back in spotlight
October 24th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama puts immigration back in spotlight

Washington (CNN) - It's time to fix the United States' "broken immigration system," President Barack Obama said Thursday, citing bipartisan support to revamp immigration laws.

His speech didn't reveal anything that hasn't been said before, but the announcement put the immigration issue back in the spotlight.


Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    This is another needed reform that will be filibustered in the senate and Boehner will not bring to a vote in the house.

    October 24, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. Thomas

    No immigrants from countries that do not allow the same reversal immigration policy .

    October 24, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. just asking

    obama knows how to fix things? who knew?!! bwahahahhahaha!!!

    October 24, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Actually Obama is helping GOP. This is last chance for GOP to stop the bleeding (recover from shutdown)

    October 24, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  5. Jim

    Obama has no credibility left any were in the world. He's bringing up immigration reform to reflect away from all his failures, ObamaCare at he top of the list. This was his major accomplishment? yet he paid no attention to its development and presentation to the people. Once again leading from behind = no leadership

    October 24, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Yes, for Obama on immigration reform. It needs to be tightened.

    October 24, 2013 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. truth hurts but reality bites

    More like Obama trying to take the Obamacare disaster OUT of the spotlight by using his divisive political strategies to yet again divide and fracture our country. It is clear that Obama only does things for political reasons which benefit him and the Democrats. The well being of this country is never considered.

    October 24, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Obamacare: 1025 pages = train-wreck
    Immigration Reform Bill: 1100 pages = soon to be-epic/legendary-disaster

    US Constitution: 6 pages = 226 years old and ran the country for 222 years"

    GOP health care reform plan = 0 pages
    GOP immigration reform plan = 0 pages
    United States Supreme Court Reporter = over 400 volumes and over 500,000 pages of reported SCOTUS cases interpreting the Constitution

    What the heck was your point? That governance is best accomplished with coloring books?

    October 24, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |