In his first major speech on the issue since taking office, President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. immigration system "offends our most basic American values" and blamed Republican opposition for thwarting crucially needed change.http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/01/nation/la-na-obama-immigration-20100702
It was the third time in as many days that Obama singled out Republicans as an obstructionist force, blaming them in his earlier appearances for defending oil giant BP in the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill and for opposing stronger financial regulatory legislation.
. . . Nonetheless, Obama offered no new solutions, timetables or points of compromise. Instead, he outlined a longstanding prescription for change that, in addition to having no support from Republicans in Congress, also has failed to unite his fellow Democrats.
"No new solutions, timetables or points of compromise . . . no support from Republicans in Congress . . . [and] has failed to unite his fellow Democrats."
That about sums it up.