Obama made the statement in a speech at American University in Washington, D.C. in which he called on Congress to enact a “comprehensive immigration reform” law that would include a “pathway for legal status” for illegal immigrants—or what critics call amnesty.
The only reason to claim this is to get amnesty passed.
“Even as we are committed to doing what’s necessary to secure our borders, even without passage of the new law, there are those who argue that we should not move forward with any other elements of reform until we have fully sealed our borders,” said Obama. “But our borders are just too vast for us to be able to solve the problem only with fences and border patrols. It won’t work. Our borders will not be secure as long as our limited resources are devoted to not only stopping gangs and potential terrorists, but also the hundreds of thousands who attempt to cross each year simply to find work.”
And just how does he propose to do this?
“We have to demand responsibility from people living here illegally. They must be required to admit that they broke the law. They should be required to register, pay their taxes, pay a fine, and learn English,” said Obama.
Here’s more “talk” from The One in pushing his amnesty agenda.
Obama also contended in the speech that the borders are more secure now than they have been in the past two decades. “The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years,” he said.
“We can create a pathway for legal status that is fair, reflective of our values, and works,” he said. (Source: CNS News)
Here’s a better idea: ENFORCE CURRENT LAWS & provide adequate resources to building the fence and patrol the border. Anything else allows the problem to remain.
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