#Obama emphasizes that predecessor George W Bush was in favor of immigration reform, says good policy is good politics in this instance
#Obama says now is the time to get immigration reform done
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – As the White House struggles
to fix the problem-plagued rollout of its healthcare reform law,
President Barack Obama on Thursday will try to focus attention
on another policy priority – immigration reform – with a call
for congressional action.
The president, who listed immigration as one of three
priorities for this year after the 16-day government shutdown
concluded, will make a statement at 10:35 a.m. (1435 GMT) at the
White House urging lawmakers to finish work on measures to
strengthen U.S. borders and provide a pathway toward citizenship
for millions of people who are in the United States illegally.
#Obama will urge Congress to take up immigration push in a “bipartisan way” – White House official
Obama to make a statement tomorrow at the White House calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform – official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought on Monday to limit political damage from the problematic launch of the government website for his signature healthcare law as Washington became embroiled in a new uproar days after a debt default was narrowly averted.
With many Americans experiencing error messages and long waits in trying to sign on to healthcare.gov, Republicans in Congress who have fought the Affordable Care Act since before its 2010 passage renewed calls for a delay in the rollout of the law in order to fix it.