President Obama has pledged to continue working to make the US immigration process fairer.
26 July 2011
Obama promises to keep fighting for US immigration reform
While addressing the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the United States, President Obama pledged to continue working to make the US immigration process fairer.
At the National Council of LaRaza, President Obama said that he was committed to doing more to help American migrants and their children, blaming the Republican opposition for keeping him from achieving the US Visa reform he has been pushing for.
"We have a system that separates families, and punishes innocent young people for their parents' actions by denying them the chance to earn an education or contribute to our economy or serve in our military," commented Obama in his address.
The issue of US immigration reform seems set to be a pivotal issue in the 2012 election, with Hispanics being both the largest and fastest-growing US minority group. However, a lack of action has lead some voters disappointed.
As the Republican party is generally in favour of stricter border control and opposed to any immigration amnesty or new efforts to make the process of coming to the United States easier, Obama was steadfast in his position that he remained the best option for any Hispanics concerned with immigration.
"The Democrats and your president are with you. Don't get confused about that. Remember who it is that we need to move in order to actually change the laws," he said.
The American Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their ESTA application application to the US Embassy.