Obama: Illegals ‘Are Americans Just Like Our Kids, Except They Don’t Have the Right Documents’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 8, 2015 | 11:57am EDT

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama said at a fundraiser in Portland, Ore., yesterday that young foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally but on whose behalf he has decided not to enforce the immigration law are “Americans just like our kids, except they don’t have the right documents.”

“We still got to make sure we get comprehensive immigration reform passed in this country,” Obama said. “ I couldn’t be prouder of the work that we’ve done through executive actions to make sure that our young DREAMers--young people who were brought here as children and are Americans just like our kids, except they don’t have the right documents--the notion that we would be keeping them in the shadows made no sense.

“But we’ve got to solve that larger problem, and only Congress can do that,” Obama said. “And you’ve got some great members of Congress who understand that. Now, we’ve got to get all members of Congress to understand that--and we’ve got to get that thing passed. It’s the right thing to do. It’s good for our economy--and it upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.”

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