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Obama on immigration reform - Make it so

Now that the dust has started to settle on the Arizona immigration law, President Obama doesn't want immigration issues to be swept into a corner because some Republicans lack the will to take action. According to the Associated Press, Obama called the immigration reform hesitancy on the part of 11 swing GOP senators to the carpet. When they'd been with the president on immigration reform in the past, election-year back scratching has them blowing with the wind.

Source of article: President Obama wants immigration reform now by Personal Money Store

Obama wants immigration to stay a strong issue

The new Arizona law might not have the president's full seal of approval (he calls it "ill-conceived"), but it has been a rallying point for his own brand of immigration reform. The broken system of fences and non-military guard is far from enough. Border security should be front and central in the government's mind, says the president. Companies should then pay heavily if they break the law and hire illegal immigrants. Those who do enter The US illegally should also take responsibility for their actions and instantly work to rectify the wrong by working to become citizens. Achieving these ends will require bipartisan report, which is why the president directed the razor's edge of his comments at the weak-kneed Republicans in question.

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