Whether he’s trying to stand by his promise, or woo Latino voters, President Barack Obama visited a southern U.S. border recently to focus on immigration issues. With his desire to overhaul the immigration system, Obama was there to discuss the immigration bill he is trying to pass.
Enticing Latino Voters
At the same time, by focusing on immigration and entice Latino voters to his side, he is simultaneously painting Republicans as hostile to the growing Latino population in America. During the 2008 campaign, Obama promised to work towards immigration changes and he is showing himself true to his word, although those in the know explain that there is little chance of him actually getting the bill passed.
Obama approached the spot near the international bridge that leads to Mexico and said that his administration has made great efforts to stop immigrants from illegally crossing through the southern border. At the same time, he said that the problem at hand requires a “comprehensive” solution that would include legal status for approximately 11 million people living illegally in the United States.
Blaming the Republicans
Obama lashed out at the Republicans when he spoke to a crowd and said, “They said we needed to triple the border patrol. But now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”Of course, the Republicans have questioned Obama’s sincerity and timing as his re-election campaign begins.