President Obama piled up new pressure on Republicans on Thursday, so as to support moves to fix an immigration system that he stated to have turned into ‘broken and dangerous’ segment, but key GOP senators did not show any sign of being ready to cooperate.
In his foremost Presidential speech that was dedicated to the discordant issue, Obama made the case for wide-ranging immigration reform that would see undocumented migrants given an easy passage to obtain the citizenship and further measures fixed in place to protect the southwestern border.
But he also turned attention on 11 Republican senators, who had supported the reform efforts in the year 2006, arguing that development is being held like a detainee by political pomposity, special-interest wrangling and the all-encompassing sentiment in Washington that tackling such a prickly and emotional issue is intrinsically bad politics.
Some of the 11 senators, whose backing is vital to his plans, indicated on Thursday that they are not prepared to back reform on this occasion. They also refused that they had altered their positions on political grounds.
Laena Fallon, a Spokesperson for Sen. Judd Gregg, said that the senator is interested in setting up the faults in immigration system.
But he does not support any proposal promoting comprehensive reorganization, until the President and this management get serious about taking control of the borders.