Video | President Obama Speaks On Immigration Reform


Think Progress has a comprehensive recap on where some members of congress stand on immigration reform.

Read it here: Everything You Need To Know About The Bipartisan Immigration Reform Framework


President Obama unveils his proposals for immigration reform (Transcript)

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32 Responses to Video | President Obama Speaks On Immigration Reform

  1. rikyrah says:

    From Balloon Juice;

    General Stuck Says:

    I was reading winger blogs today and it just struck me how completely boxed in they are on the issue right now, even more than the recent Bush tax cut issue. Some of the wingnuts, like Rubio and his high brow senate buddies don’t get the rabid passion of hatred amnesty has in the red House districts across the south and elsewhere.

    All Rubio can see is his own star rising to get this done, and whimsical notions that it will somehow help the GOP over the long run with voters. It might, a little, but I seriously doubt it will trump all the new voters who know full well the side that is most on their side. And the xenophobes never change and will keep on saying stupid shit like this moronic GOP Rep, because the majority of voters in his district like him saying it.

    The party of Lincoln is stuck with these haters, and getting a decent comp immigration bill passed into law with the help of a few corporatist republican senators and with the likely needed help of dem votes in the House, is not going to change the electoral game that much. As the haters gonna keep on hatin’ in Tea PartyGop.

    Obama must be sitting in the Oval Office with his feets propped up on the presidential desk, grinning from ear to ear at the comical convulsions of a GOP melting down before his eyes, with only a slight worry about not getting in the way as much as possible. And watching out for any flanking maneuvers the nutters might attempt to shift blame for failure.

    It is win all the way around for dems, whether a bill gets passed with amnesty, of if it doesn’t, the wingers will get the blame and little of the credit that might arise.

  2. rikyrah says:

    I TOLD YOU that Rubio was a FRAUD.


    Rubio’s exit strategy takes shape
    By Steve Benen
    Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:21 PM EST

    The politics surrounding Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) immigration pitch to Rush Limbaugh seemed straightforward enough, at least as of 24 hours ago. The far-right senator is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers that supports comprehensive reform, while the far-right radio host is ready to use his power to “stop this” from advancing. Rubio presumably wanted to offer a persuasive defense of his own bill.

    But during today’s on-air interview, both Republicans staked out interesting positions that were not altogether expected. Limbaugh, for example, wanted to kill the bipartisan reform plan yesterday, but today lauded Rubio’s efforts as “admirable and noteworthy,” and “recognizing reality.” And while Rubio was all smiles yesterday, today the GOP lawmaker seemed to be hinting at an exit strategy from the reform initiative he’s helped launch.

    In an interview with Rush Limbaugh aired Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio said he wouldn’t support a bill granting a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants unless it first addressed border security. […]

    “To the point of them not wanting to do the security, look, all I can tell you is that that’s a big issue for me,” Rubio responded. “That’s why I’m involved in this process. I have no reason to believe it won’t happen. But if it doesn’t, I’ll come back to you and say look, it didn’t happen. We tried, they put that in the principles, but then they drafted a bill and I couldn’t support it.”

    So, literally one day after Rubio threw his support to a bipartisan, comprehensive reform package, he told a right-wing radio show he’s prepared to walk away unless he gets what he wants. That doesn’t exactly speak highly of Rubio’s commitment to following through on a policy he claims to take seriously.

    • Ametia says:

      LOL Rubio can up the size of his big boy panties all he like; he’ll never measure up to an inch of PBO’s potential. He can’t hang and is waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. Dude never brings specificity to any ideas or solutions. GTFOH

  3. Amarlie‏@marabout40

    Every time President Barack Obama steps out on a stage, with all his swagger and beauty, somewhere, a RWNJ’s head explodes.

  4. Pres Obama: “Unless you’re a Native American, you came from someplace else”.
    Potus is not going for the fairy tales & make believe. Facts!

    • Ametia says:

      PBO: You didn’t originate here; somebody brung ya! Same as you didn’t build that, son. Somebody helped you! LOL I’d love to see old “build that fence” McGrumpy’s face right now.

  5. Ametia says:

    I want my country back


  6. Ametia says:

    Leave it to PBO to remind folks from wence they come from.

  7. Ametia says:

    Obama unveils his own proposal for immigration reform
    By Zachary A. Goldfarb and William Branigin,

    LAS VEGAS — Declaring that America’s immigration system is broken, President Obama on Tuesday called for a process to allow the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country to apply for citizenship, adding to momentum on Capitol Hill in favor of an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.

    In his first trip outside Washington since beginning his second term, Obama set forth the principles for one of his top priorities for his second term — and perhaps the one most likely to be accomplished.

    “We need Congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now,” Obama said.

    “Now’s the time,” he said repeatedly.

  8. Ametia says:

    HELLO! My Jamaican man got a shot out from POTUS.

  9. The Crisis Magazine‏@thecrisismag

    West Indians just got a shout out from the POTUS

    **BOOM**! Oh yes they did!

  10. President Obama: “Unless you’re a Native American, you came from someplace else. Somebody brought you.”
    Uh oh! Tell’em Potus!

  11. Ametia says:

    Go ahead and name the IMMIGRANTS. They’re in both politcal parties.

  12. President Obama: “For the first time in many years, Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together.”

    • Ametia says:

      The GOP see the writing on the wall. How you gonna trash Hispanics in one breath and expect for them to vote for you? It’s a show, though. A tiger never changes it’s stripes.

  13. Ametia says:

    Here’s why the GOP are NOT in the White House

  14. President Obama: “We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants.”

  15. The White House‏@whitehouse

    Obama: “Now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as the land of opportunity.”

  16. The White House‏@whitehouse

    President Obama: “We have to make sure that every business & every worker in America is playing by the same set of rules”

  17. Ametia says:

    That’s right, Mr. President. Remind folks you’ve been sworn in for a second term.

  18. Ametia says:

    Mayor Kasim Reid in the house!

  19. Ametia says:

    PBO’s speaking now.

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