Obama Talks Immigration Reform As DREAM Act To Be Reintroduced
President Obama pointed out that everything Republicans have wanted on immigration has been done. Now it’s time to do more.
“One way to strengthen the middle class is to reform our immigration system, so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of labor while depressing wages for everyone else,” he said.
Obama also re-emphasized his support for the so-called DREAM Act, a priority from his first two years in office that would have created a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the US by their parents before the age of 16 provided they attend two years of college or join the armed forces. The legislation died after it failed to overcome a threatened Republican filibuster in the Senate back in December.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to refile the bill Wednesday, FOX News Channel confirmed.Click here for reuse options!
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