Tuesday, May 25, 2010

President Obama Urges Republicans to Work with Him on Immigration Reform

President Obama this afternoon met with the Senate Republican Conference to discuss efforts on energy legislation and comprehensive immigration reform. During the meeting, the President noted that many Republicans have previously supported fixing our broken immigration system, and urged them to get on board with today's efforts.

As President Obama made clear earlier this month, passing immigration reform to increase security and impose accountability will require support from both Republicans and Democrats:

“I don't expect to get every Republican vote, but I need some help in order to get it done.  And there have been people who have expressed an interest. But if they're willing to come forward and get a working group and get this moving, I’m actually confident that we can get it done.  And the American people are going to prefer that the federal government takes responsibility and does what it’s supposed to do.”
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