Obama promises to keep the fight for immigration reform

The President celebrated the Immigrant Heritage Month on his weekly address.
'I'm going to keep doing everything I can to make our immigration system more just and more fair,' Obama said.. (Photo: AP/ ARCHIVO EL UNIVERSAL)
06/06/2015
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President Barack Obama pledged today to continue the struggle for the migratory executive actions that could benefit more than four million undocumented immigrants, the majority of them from Mexico.

In his weekly address, dedicated to the Immigrant Heritage Month, the President reiterated the importance of fixing the "broken immigration system" of the U.S. and denounced the Republicans for blocking the immigration reform.

"I'm going to keep doing everything I can to make our immigration system more just and more fair," Obama said.

Late last month, a federal appeals court panel refused to lift a Texas judge's injunction that prevents Obama's immigration plan from being implemented. Obama's orders would defer deportations for as many as five million people who are illegally in the country.

Obama announced last November the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) its version for adults, DAPA, who together have the potential to reach more than four million immigrants without documents.

"Some folks are still fighting against these actions," he said. "I'm going to keep fighting for them. Because the law is on our side. It's the right thing to do. And it will make America stronger."

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