Sunday, July 21, 2024

Obama Admits Immigration Reform Will Miss The August Deadline






As House Republicans continue to draft a different approach to immigration reform, President Obama accepted that a complete immigration legislation repair will not be achieved by his original August deadline.

“That was originally my hope and my goal,” Obama said. “But the House Republicans, I think still have to process this issue and discuss it further, and hopefully, I think, still hear from constituents, from businesses to labor, to evangelical Christians who all are supporting immigration reform.”

The lack of unanimity among House Republicans will push the immigration debate past August.

“When we go into the August break we want to be sure everybody’s working hard and trying to make our case,” said Sen. John McCain.

House Republicans prefer to take on the Senate proposal in small fractions which allows them to consider other possibilities in reaching an agreement, including plans on giving priority to the citizenship status of  “Dreamers.”

“I think that group of people — some call Dreamers — is a group that deserves perhaps the highest priority attention,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee. “They know no other country.”

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