On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is re-committing himself to bring comprehensive immigration reform to the fore. The President speaking to Latino leaders at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala dinner in Washington.
Obama blames the GOP for the lack of progress on the reforms:
He blamed Republicans for backing away from reform and urged Hispanics — an important and growing voting bloc — to continue giving him the support they gave during his presidential campaign.
“Now, I know that many of you campaigned hard for me, and understandably you’re frustrated that we have not been able to move this over the finish line yet. I am too,” he told a gala dinner for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, referring to immigration reform.
“But let me be clear: I will not walk away from this fight. My commitment is getting this done as soon as we can. We can’t keep kicking this challenge down the road.”
Obama blamed Republicans for slow progress on the issue and, putting a spin on his “Yes we can” campaign slogan, said the opposition party had adopted a platform of “no se puede” which, translated from Spanish, means roughly “No we can’t.”
“Is that a bumper sticker you want on your car?” he said.
He encourage Latino lead to continue to press the Democrats and White House for the reforms.