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Posted on 07/16/2013 5:19:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
July 16th, 2013 07:51 PM ET 5 minutes ago Obama says no to immigration without citizenship path Posted by CNN White House Producer Gabriella Schwarz
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday an immigration reform bill without a path to citizenship for those in the United States illegally "does not make sense."
"It does not make sense to me, if we're gonna make this once-in-a-generation effort to finally fix the system, to leave the status of 11 million people or so unresolved," Obama said in an interview with a Telemundo-owned TV station in Denver.
Such a plan, he said, would run counter to American values.
"It's not who we are as Americans," Obama said, according to a transcript of the interview. "That's never been our tradition."
The president conducted interviews with four Spanish-language television stations Tuesday as part of the White House's push for immigration. While a comprehensive plan passed in the Senate in June, it has yet to be considered in the House, where leaders have advocated a piecemeal approach to reform of late. But the president warned against tackling the effort in stages, where there could be a "tendency I think to put off the hard stuff until the end."
"If you've eaten your dessert before you've eaten your meal, at least with my children, sometimes they don't end up eating their vegetables," Obama told a Telemundo-owned station in Dallas, according to the transcript. "We need to, I think, do this as a complete package."
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Tried that in 86............
You can't even enforce the laws currently on the books........
“No immigration” sounds good to me.
But they already have a path to their citizenship. Typically that path is in a southerly direction.
No amnesty = issue to beat GOP with in 2014.
As long as the GOP continues to lie on its back & expose its genitals like a cocker spaniel, a win-win for the president.
There’s already a path. Go home. Apply for citizenship.
I’m cool with just enforcing the laws we already have.
While we may allow these people to stay here legally, we do not owe them citizenship. Indeed, we would be making a GRAVE MISTAKE to allow them the right to vote.
I like it when the big jerk paints himself into a corner.
They just keep pushing.
Yes to Dear Leader Obamuslim’s veto of immigration bill.
Good then you will not get any immigration bill... kenyan butt pirate!
No new laws until they enforce the laws on the books.
Their status is resolved; they would be allowed to stay by the grace of the American people but will not be granted the privilege of citizenship.
And the answer to everything obama pushes should be the same:
Where does a scandal ridden president who can’t even tell us where he was during benghazi, who sends the IRS after his political enemies, who spies on the press, who has the worst deficit, economic, and umemployment record in history get off demanding ANYTHING of ANYBODY?