Photo: Obama and Immigration Reform at 1st Press Conference
President Obama presided over his first press conference in close to seven months and the first press conference of 2012 which included comments on immigration reform.
The President answered questions on topics ranging from the Middle East to the economy to tonight’s Super Tuesday primary. He even justified his reach out to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and “prostitute”.
The President fielded the most questions around the Middle East and gas prices. Specifically on Syria and potential U.S. intervention and the recent visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He also unveiled a new initiative for homeowners allowing them to refinance to lower rates if their mortgages are insured by the FHA.
It was not until Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro asked about immigration did the President reassert his commitment to immigration reform and once again invited the Republicans in Congress to join him.
“Speaking substantively, every American should want immigration reform. We have a system that is broken,” he said. “We can be a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.”
The President also noted that immigration reform is not only a “Latino issue, it’s an American issue.” He also made sure to promote his accomplishments on border security.