Thursday, April 29, 2010

Obama: No "appetite" for immigration bill

It doesn't sound like President Obama is confident that Congress will tackle immigration before the November elections.

"I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue," Obama told reporters about Air Force One last night. "There's still work that has to be done on energy. Midterms are coming up."

The mini-news conference last night also covered such topics as . . . the new Arizona law that requires all migrants to carry documentation.

Obama again criticized that law, and his Justice Department is studying whether to join lawsuits against it. The president also said he sympathizes with the frustrations over illegal immigration, because, "if you've got hundreds of thousands of people coming in, not playing by the rules, that's a problem."

Obama promised immigration reform as a top priority, to be addressed during the first few months of his administration.

In return, he was given the Hispanic vote.

Any Hispanic voter now angered about the Arizona immigration law should re-direct their anger at Obama, who appears to be trying to stall, delay and split the difference.

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