President Obama: “No More Excuses On Immigration Reform”

President continues to work on a campaign promise made to Latinos

president obama smilingPresident Barack Obama declared the “time for excuses is over” in this week’s radio and internet address on immigration. The commander-in-chief, who has promised to see immigration reform achieved before the end of his presidency, championed the economic benefits of creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented individuals.

“This bipartisan, common-sense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits, by making sure that every worker in America plays by the same set of rules and pays taxes like everyone else,” Obama said.

A Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate immigration reform bill shows deficits would decline nearly $1 trillion over two decades, if enacted.

To see the president’s full weekly address, click here.


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