Waiting For Obama
The Audacity of Kryptonite
By California Yankee Posted in 2008 — Comments (16) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Barack Obama says immigration reform will have to wait for an Obama presidency:
“I’m not going to vote for something if I think ultimately that it’s going to repeat mistakes of the past and not going to solve the problem,” Obama told reporters Monday. “At the end of the day, if I don’t think it’s quite there, it’ll have to wait until I’m president.”
Obama's statement came after he and addressed 500 people gathered for the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition conference.
Obama is concerned the temporary worker provision in the Senate deal would create “second-class workers” who would be forced to go home every two years without acquiring any rights. He is "unlikely to vote for an immigration reform measure this week unless changes are made to address his concerns about temporary workers."
Even with Obama's opposition, Senators support the senate immigration deal by three to one.