Statement by the President on Senate Proposal Outlined Today to Fix Our Nation's Broken Immigration System [April 29, 2010] [open pdf - 52KB]
In this April 29, 2010 statement, President Obama comments on a Senate proposal on immigration reform. He states: "It is the federal government's responsibility to enforce the law and secure our borders, as well as to set clear rules and priorities for future immigration. The continued failure of the federal government to fix the broken immigration system will leave the door open to a patchwork of actions at the state and local level that are inconsistent and as we have seen recently, often misguided.The proposal outlined today in the Senate is a very important step in the process of fixing our nation's broken immigration system. I am especially pleased to see that this detailed outline is consistent with the bipartisan framework presented by Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham last month, and is grounded in the principles of responsibility and accountability."
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