Seeking to shore up his support with members of the Hispanic community, President Obama held a Latino roundtable in the White House Wednesday, where he did his best to deflect criticisms over immigration issues.
From the CNN Wire:
Washington (CNN) - Republicans lack the leadership to put comprehensive immigration reform back to the table, President Barack Obama said Wednesday during an online roundtable about issues in the Hispanic community.
Obama reiterated that he he supports a pathway for legal status for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. His immigration vision includes having undocumented immigrants pay a fine or learn English, or other steps that will lead to citizenship. Tough border security enforcement and actions against employers who hire illegal immigrants are the other pillars of his plan.
But immigration reform has not been on the table, even though in the past, Republicans such as George W. Bush and John McCain supported the idea.