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Uploaded on Jul 1, 2010

At American University today, President Obama outlines a road map for immigration reform that includes holding businesses, illegal immigrants responsible and fixing the broken legal immigration system.All times are central. ; Speech started at approx 09:12:3209:15:41;00 Obama: We can face our problems with determination or consign our families/children to a less secure future.09:17:32;00 Obama on #immigration: "This administration will not just kick the can down the road" ; 09:18:39;00 Obama: We have always defined ourselves as a nation of #immigrants. Einstein, Tesla, Carnegie are among them.09:20:19;00 Obama: we reap incredible economic rewards because we are a magnet for the best/brightest around the world #immigration09:22:09;00 #Immigrants have helped to build/defend country, bring youth to our workforce. Obama09:23:36;00 Every wave of #immigration, though, comes with challenges. Especially during economic upheaval. It is up to us to fix the system: Obama.09:24:31;00 An estimated 11 mil undocumented #immigrants in US. The majority seek a better life. They live in shadows, subject to unscrupulous practices09:25:30;00 Obama: Billions in tax $ lost b/c many undoc. #immigrants are paid under table. Patchwork fixes mean immigration system as broken as borders09:27:47;00 Obama: The system's broken. Reform held hostage 2 political posturing, special interests who say wrangling w/ a thorny issue = bad politics09:29:50;00 Obama: AZ #immigration law unenforceable, puts undue strain on budgets, penalizes citizens, builds barriers between citizens/law enforcement09:32:23;00 Obama: Deporting 11 mil #immigrants "Logistically impossible, wildly expensive" . Also they are woven into fabric of society09:34:38;00 Pres. Obama: The southern border is more secure than at any time in 20 yrs. But more work still to be done.

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