Nov 20thObama: ‘Our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it’
CNBC – President Barack Obama announced his immigration reform plans to the country on Thursday.
This plan, which will be enacted by executive action, “will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules,” the White House said in a press release. Obama announced the actions on immigration in an address from the White House. He is expected to sign the actions at a rally in Las Vegas on Friday.
“Our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it,” he said, later adding that his critics call the plan a form of amnesty.
“Well, it’s not.” Obama said. “Amnesty is the immigration system we have today—millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules, while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time”