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May 12, 2011

Obama talks immigration at prayer breakfast

Associated Press writer Julie Pace reports:

President Barack Obama says those opposing a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. shouldn't have amnesia about how the country began. He says America is a nation of immigrants.

Speaking at an annual Hispanic prayer breakfast in Washington, Obama also recalled times past when religious communities helped change the country. He talked about Episcopalians in Boston, where early patriots planned the Revolution, and Baptist churches in the South that sparked the civil rights movement.

Obama says he'll keep pushing and trying to work with Congress on the immigration issue. But he said again that building a widespread movement is the only way to get a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system.

Posted by Matthew Hay Brown at 12:04 PM | | Comments (3)
        

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Mr. Obama seems to have a bit of amnesia himself. He has constantly had destain for our immigration laws and has despised the fact that our country was built upon LEGAL immigrants and NOT hoards of ILLEGAL immigrants. Such trashing of our heritage and our laws is NOT accidental and is NOT without consequence. Mr. Obama's agenda is clear....destroy America at any cost to our laws and our heritage.

Mr Minnick,

You have clearly overdosed on tea.

In 2007, President Bush called for Congress to endorse his guest worker proposal, stating that illegal immigrants took jobs that Americans would not take.

President Obama is not the first President to deal with this problem. Nor is he the first to propose methods now being put forward by the White House. The only difference is the response from amnesiac-burdened Republicans. The President is hardly the threat talk-radio has convinced you he is.

Oh ... and by the way ... if you are so concerned about our "heritage," please either learn to spell or to use a spellchecker.

Bankstreet I wonder what was in that tea? It must be the same stuff the amnesiac-burdened Democrats drank when they forgot about their blocking Bush from Fannie Mae and othetr credit reforms he wanted to make.

Unfortuantely on of the sad truth of politics in the US is an idea is only good if it comes from ones own party.

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About Matthew Hay Brown
Matthew Hay Brown writes and blogs about faith and values in public and private life for The Baltimore Sun. A former Washington correspondent for the newspaper, he has long written about the intersection of religion and politics. He has reported from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, traveling most recently to Syria and Jordan to write about the Iraqi refugee crisis.
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