Skip to comments.Obama on DREAM Act: Can't "just change the laws unilaterally" Transcript (Flashback Sept. 28, 2011)
Posted on 06/15/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT by Nachum
Obama on the DREAM Act: "I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there's been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It's just not true."
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 28, 2011
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN AN "OPEN FOR QUESTIONS" ROUNDTABLE
11:40 A.M. EDT
MR. SIADE: Ladies and gentlemen, señores y señoras, welcome to "Open for Questions with President Obama." I'm Jose Siade from Yahoo Español -- your host today, coming to you from the White House. I'm honored to be joined by industry colleagues Karine Medina from MSN Latino, and Gabriel Lerner from AOL Latino and Huff-Post Latino Voices.
And sitting next to me, a man that needs no introduction, President Barack Obama.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, Jose. Thank you for having me.
MR. SIADE: Thank you very much, sir, for sitting down with us today. We received hundreds of questions from our audience -- from our U.S. Hispanic audience across the country. And we've brought some of those questions in today so you can address them.
THE PRESIDENT: Excellent. Look forward to it.
MR. SIADE: Very well. Let's jump into the first question -- from Claudia in California: President Obama, there are many illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that can contribute much to the country and cannot do so because of their status.
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Except in election year when polls show hispanics enthusiasm to vote (for O) at an all time low.
Where is the coward party on this?
Now that was a very nice catch by a Chicago newspaper. Mitt Romney campaign take note and remember for later use.
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Great thought. I would just encourage them deal with this now not later.
Take his comments from last year. “The fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think theres been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the Dream Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. Its just not true, Mr. Obama said last year.”
And show them along side his comments today. Romney has been great at taking Obama’s actions/words and attacking immediately. Don’t stop now.
His position “evolved”.
Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your country is broke. :)
I love the timing on this. It’s just a reminder to SCOTUS of how contemptuous the president is of our laws. Give him an inch and he’ll take 10 miles. Which is to say, give him an individual mandate and he’ll take that and try to add a broccoli and exercise mandate on top of that. http://www.aei.org/article/health/healthcare-reform/scalias-correct-the-slippery-slope-towards-compulsory-exercisescalias-correct-the-slippery-slope-towards-compulsory-exercise/
This is proof positive Obamacare needs to be struck down in its entirety. This president cannot be trusted with power, so we need to sharply rein in the amount that he has.