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In an interview with Univision, First Lady Michelle Obama said that President Obama wanted to pass immigration legislation but could not due to a lack of Republican support. Mrs. Obama calls on Latino’s to put pressure on Republicans to support immigration reform.
Referring to the Dream Act that’s latest attempt failed in December, that had little Republican support…
“So I urge the Latino community, he needs help, he’s got to have Republicans and Democrats in Congress who are going to step up,” the first lady said. “If a sound immigration bill gets put on the President’s desk he is going to sign it. But it’s got to get through Congress. He can’t do it alone,” said Mrs. Obama.
When asked if President Obama tried hard enough to pass the Dream Act..
“Immigration reform has been at the top of my husband’s agenda from the minute he thought about running for this office,” she said, adding later, “But people have to know that the President can’t pass immigration reform without the support of Congress and we don’t have that,” argued Michelle Obama.