President Barack Obama hopes to rally new momentum behind the push for an immigration overhaul by explaining why he thinks a comprehensive approach is the only way to fix what he and others say is a system badly in need of repair.
Obama was laying out his rationale in a speech Thursday, his first as president on the issue.
Obama wasn’t expected to announce any new proposals or policy changes. But feeling pressure from a range of supporters, he was aiming to jump-start the effort he had promised to make a priority in his first year and which advocates had hoped would be completed by now.
The speech follows up on back-to-back meetings Obama had with advocates and lawmakers at the White House this week.
Obama has said a comprehensive solution means “accountability for everybody” — from the U.S. government meeting its obligation to secure the border, to businesses facing the consequences of knowingly employing illegal immigrants, to those who enter the country illegally owning up to their actions before they can begin the process of becoming citizens.
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[Editor's Commentary: The system that is most in need of repair is our broken border law enforcement system. Obama and his liberal enablers only talk of "comprehensive immigration reform" as a code phrase for "let's naturalize 14-20 million lawbreakers and sign them up as newly minted Democrat voters to replace the 20 million votes we have lost because of our ruinious policies and legislation."
Make no mistake, if Barack "Oil Slick" Obama gets his way on Amnesty, he stays in the White House for four more years and you can only imagine what the country will look like after two full terms with this Corporate Fascist at the helm.]