Washington: President Barack Obama has said
that he is committed to a comprehensive immigration reform,
which is expected to benefit lakhs of illegal immigrants and
also large number of Indians living in the US who are having
painful years of long wait to get permanent residency.
"I told both the Senators and the community leaders that
my commitment to comprehensive immigration reform is
unwavering, and that I will continue to be their partner in
this important effort," Obama said in a statement after his
meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators on the issue of
Immigration reform is one of the promises Obama made in
his run up to his election as the US President in 2008;
however, he has not been able to make any move so far,
primarily because of the other pressing issues including the
economic recession, record unemployment rate and the two wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Today I met with Senators (Charles) Schumer and
(Lindsey) Graham and was pleased to learn of their progress in
forging a proposal to fix our broken immigration system,"
Obama said after his meeting.
"I look forward to reviewing their promising framework,
and every American should applaud their efforts to reach
across party lines and find commonsense answers to one of our
most vexing problems," he said.
First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010, 11:07