Obama committed to immigration reform: White House

WASHINGTON Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:07pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will push for comprehensive immigration reform, his spokesman said on Monday, an accomplishment that eluded him during his first four years in office.

"There is a real opportunity here to move forward and the president is committed to that," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a briefing. "He believes that comprehensive immigration reform is achievable."

The November election, in which large numbers of Hispanic voters helped the president win re-election, have likely improved the climate for bipartisan support for immigration reform, he added.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Comments (5)
Sensibility wrote:
Heard it before. Talk is cheap. Let’s see it, Obama.

Nov 26, 2012 8:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
actnow wrote:
Keep those phones to your senator and representatives ringing folks and demand that any “deal” protect citizens first. Your calls matter. This means absolutely no citizenship, but a POSSIBLE guest worker status ONLY,genuine verification of applicants history, zero criminal history, no ability to sponsor other family members, back of the line, no tax payer benefits. This is the most fair and humane approach to this problem. Your calls do make a difference….202 224-2131.

Nov 26, 2012 10:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

If obstructionist Republicans would get out of the way, you would have seen it already.

Nov 27, 2012 5:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
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