President Obama calls immigration reform his ‘biggest failure’
Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas repeatedly grilled Obama over whether he broke his promise to bring up an immigration reform bill in his first year in office, which he made to Ramos in 2008.
“My biggest failure is that we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done … but it’s not for lacking of trying or desire,” Obama said during the event at the BankUnited Center Field House on the University of Miami campus.
“I haven’t gotten everything done that I want to get done,” Obama added. “That’s why I’m running for a second term.”
The president said that his first years in office was consumed with attempting to rescue the collapsing economy through his stimulus and auto bailout, leaving little time to address a sweeping comprehensive immigration overhaul.
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