Patt Morrison for July 1, 2010

Fixing a 'fundamentally broken' system: Obama on immigration

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President Obama delivered his immigration reform speech this morning

President Obama delivered his anticipated immigration reform address this morning urging Congress to do something about the system which he calls "fundamentally broken." Obama insisted that he and Democrats are ready to move forward with reforms, but it wouldn't be possible without bipartisan support. That being said, Obama gave no real glimpse of any real reform. An immigration reform law doesn't seem to top the list of priorities for the President or Congress. So what significance does the speech really have, if any? When will we see immigration reform?


Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and former Commissioner of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the center for Immigration Reform

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