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President Obama declares he is open to piecemeal immigration reform

November 28, 2013

Obama speaks on immigration reform 10/24/13 while he still insisted on a comprehensive immigration reform.
Credits: Les Grossman Best of YouTube – News & Politics

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.

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