Obama on Immigration Reform: "Blame Republicans"

President Obama today blamed Republicans for his administration’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform, saying several conservative lawmakers who once supported the measure have buckled under political pressure.

“Let's be honest; I need a dance partner here, and the floor is empty,” he told an audience at the annual National Council of La Raza conference in Washington, D.C. “Five years ago, 23 Republican senators supported comprehensive immigration reform because they knew it was the right thing to do for the economy and it was the right thing to do for America. Today they’ve walked away.”

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