Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Obama on deportations, 2011: I can not violate the laws

Speaking to a Latino organization in 2011 on the issue of deportations of illegal immigrants & their families, President Obama said that while there are some who would prefer he circumvent congress and change the laws on his own, "that's not how our system works, that's not how our Democracy functions, that's not how our constitution is written."

"These are the laws on the books," Obama asserted, and "I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books."

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