Obama: immigration change is not amnesty or permanent fix

WASHINGTON Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:55pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama looks up during ''Lunch with Barack'' with Q1 2012 winners in Washington June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama looks up during ''Lunch with Barack'' with Q1 2012 winners in Washington June 15, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday his administration's decision to stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children was a "just" move that was not a permanent fix to the country's immigration problem.

"This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It is not a permanent fix," Obama told reporters at the White House.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Alister Bull; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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Comments (9)
SkinnyCat wrote:
Not only Obama did not create jobs for Americans, he is now creating more compeition for jobs for legal American kids born and raised who are going to be jobless as soon as they graduate.

Prepare to see the unemployment rate goes up as soon as these Obama-legalized illegals enter the workforce.

Jun 15, 2012 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bucky_2 wrote:
Romney/Rubio !!! Then we can have two anchor babies on the GOP ticket!

You think the mormons would do any different. Romney would give amnesty to them all.

This is a big part of their faith and their argument against same sex adoption. The Mormons don’t believe in depriving anyone of their mother or father.

Maria Hinojosa confronted Obama in this documentary.


Jun 15, 2012 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
coloww wrote:
This is what I just sent to the president. I am a life long Democrat and voted for you last time. At this point I will not be voting for you again. By going after the “Latino vote” you are going to lose the moderate vote and the election. So sad, what are you thinking?

Our country is overpopulated we simply need to stop encouraging people to come here illegally.

Jun 15, 2012 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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