Monday, September 28, 2020

President Obama Pushes For An Agreement On Immigration Reform

President Obama Delivers Address On Immigration Reform In Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

On the eve of a crucial week of decisions, President Barack Obama has been pushing for an agreement to be reached regarding the much debated issue of immigration reform.

“This bipartisan, common-sense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits, by making sure that every worker in America plays by the same set of rules and pays taxes like everyone else,” Obama said.

Assurance that the bill could pass through the Senate is growing. Although the heart of it is a 13-year pathway to citizenship for millions living in the U.S., it was the added focus of securing the U.S.-Mexican border that was credited for giving the bill a favorable boost.

Despite concerns expressed by some Democrats about border security measures being over the top and being wary about violating privacy rights over the expansion of the E-Verify system, these provisions could lead to a compromise.

“The bill isn’t perfect. It’s a compromise…but it’s consistent with the principles that I and others have laid out,” said Obama.

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