President Obama declares he is open to piecemeal immigration reform
Obama speaks on immigration reform 10/24/13 while he still insisted on a comprehensive immigration reform.
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President Obama would accept a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, provided Congress passed all the pieces.
“If they went to chop that thing up into five pieces, as long as all five pieces get done, I don’t care what it looks like, as long as it’s actually delivering on those core values that we talk about,” Obama said in an interview at a Wall Street Journal business leaders forum on Nov. 20.
In the House, the initiative was welcomed by Democrats
and Republicans alike.
However, John Manley, a pro-immigration reform attorney, wondered where Obama’s support for comprehensive immigration reform went:
While conservative organizations like FAIRImmigration thought there was no real difference between a comprehensive immigration reform and passing the same content in different pieces.
And others doubted that Obama would “give in” to the Republican approach:
Despite the general applause for the initiative most people doubted that an immigration reform was just around the corner.