The tales of two presidents on immigration.

Chip Somodevilla

Chip Somodevilla

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Both President George Bush and Barack Obama had similar goals and ideas on the issue of immigration regarding the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants that currently live in the United States. Bush was determined to repair the immigration system and was also passionate about it, but on a June day seven years ago he announced to the nation that the immigration reform has failed. President Barack Obama refuses to have the same fate.

“To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress have failed, I have one answer. Pass a bill.”

– President Barack Obama on Immigration

We know this because when the Immigration reform failed in congress, President Obama immediately asked if he could change the system on his own but the rest of the White House members did not agree with his request. Months after the Congress passed the bipartisan immigration bill; President Obama announced to the nation he was going to use his executive power to try his best and fix the immigration system protecting up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Despite angry Republicans claiming his undermining power and authority, Obama does  not show signs of slowing down.  In fact he’s working at a fast pace to accomplish his goals on the immigration system.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/obama-immigration-bush/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

President Barack Obama is a good man despite all the negativity that’s been said about him.  The man has a good heart and his actions prove it. His movement on the immigration system has helped millions of immigrants from all over the world and has made a difference on millions of people’s lives. I support his movement on immigration but I also believe it should be balanced out.  Strict background checks on immigrants trying become legal are necessary.

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