Transcript for President Obama on Border Security, Immigration Reform
Our economy is strong. When we harness the talents and ingenuity of striving hopeful immigrants. And right now. -- -- -- The business labor law enforcement faith communities they all agree that the time has come. To pass comprehensive immigration reform. Real reform means stronger border secured. And we can build on the progress my administration's already -- putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history. And reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in forty years. Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship. A past that includes passing a background check. Paying taxes and a meaningful penalty. Learning English and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally. -- real reform means fixing the legal immigration system. To cut waiting periods and -- the highly skilled onto the north. -- -- -- -- In other words. We know what needs to be done. And as we speak. Bipartisan groups in both chambers working diligently to draft a bill and I applaud their efforts so let's get this done. Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and I won't sign up right away and.
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