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Obama Addresses Immigration Reform during State of the Union Address

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It was reassuring to hear President Barack Obama touch on the divisive issue of Immigration Reform in last night’s State of the Union Address and to hear him speak in favor of the DREAM Act, which was narrowly defeated in the last Congress.

President Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to work jointly in order to pass comprehensive immigration reform, although it would be a very hard battle in Congress. Obama said immigrants can “further enrich this nation” and urged that we needed to reform our immigration laws so that the United States could continue to attract the best and brightest minds from around the world and retain the highly educated students that come here to pursue post-graduate degrees by making it easier for them to live and work in the United States, and once and for all to end the problem of illegal immigration. “Let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses and further enrich this nation,” Obama said.

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Written by MithrasLaw

January 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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