Transcript for Obama: 'Not Satisfied Until Everyone Who Wants a Job Can Find One'
Hi everybody. Today I'm speaking to you from the wrote a trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. I'm here because Latin America represents an incredible opportunity for the United States especially when it comes to my top priority as president. Which is creating good middle class jobs. On Friday we learned that our businesses created another 176000. Jobs last month. And that's 2.2 million new jobs over the past year and six point eight million new jobs for the past 38 months. But as I said before I won't be satisfied until everyone who wants -- job confined. Summer to keep doing everything I can and go everywhere I need to go to help our businesses create jobs. -- the best ways to grow our economy is to sell more goods and services made in America for the rest of the world. And that includes our neighbors to the south. Right now over 40% of our exports go to -- Americans. And those exports are growing faster than our trade with the rest of the world. That's why visit Latin America this week to work world leaders to deepen our economic ties and expand trade between our nations. In Mexico -- also talked about immigration reform because that's an important issue that affects both our countries. The truth is right now our border with Mexico is more secure than has been -- years. We put more boots on that border than at any time in our history and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80% from the peak in 2000. -- -- -- do not just to secure the border but to fix an immigration system that is badly broke. In recent weeks we've seen a common sense immigration reform bill introduced in the senate. This bill is a compromise which means that nobody got everything they wanted including me but it's largely consistent with the principles are played -- from beginning. It would continue to strengthen security at our borders and hold employers more accountable if they knowingly hire undocumented workers. It would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the eleven million individuals were already living in this country illegally. And it would modernize our legal immigration system so that were able to reunite families and -- -- -- highly skilled -- -- and engineers. Who helped create good paying jobs in -- com. These are all common sense steps that the majority of Americans support. So there's no reason that immigration reform can't become reality this year. In the meantime I'll keep working with our neighbors our common security and our common prosperity. Millions of Americans -- living right now because of the trade between our nations. And after this week. I'm as confident as ever that we can build on -- heritage and values. To open more markets for American businesses and create more jobs for American workers. Things have a great weekend.
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