“So far, we haven’t seen any of the Republican candidates even support immigration reform. In fact, their leading candidate said he would veto even the DREAM Act, much less comprehensive immigration reform,” Obama said, in an apparent reference to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
That’s from a report by Politico on a recent Univision Radio interview of President Obama. And he’s not wrong about being the only candidate who supports some sort of path to citizenship, or, at least, he doesn’t clumsily talk about his support. He knows what he is up against and, on this issue, one can see clearly that it is the Democrat that is for CIR, and not the Republicans.
The Republican debate saw much of the same on the issue of immigration–right-wing rhetoric with a target on the backs of Latinos. Romney indeed made it clear that he prefers the Arpaio way of things. The DNC even responded with a video that sums it up.
“My presidency is not over,” Obama told Univision’s Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo “I’ve got another five years coming up. We’re going to get this done.”
Against the backdrop of the GOPs awful responses, the GOPs lack of support for CIR in the Congress, and stepped-up enforcement by the Obama administration, it’s time to mobilize and send a message at the polls–like never before. And then get it done!