Obama Promises Action on Immigration

President Obama said he will not give up on immigration reform, promising Hispanic members of Congress, “I will not give up on this fight,” in a speech Wednesday night. Obama said he understood his audience’s frustration at the failure of reform to pass Congress, and said the only way to get the legislation through was to “break the Republican leadership’s blockade.” “The folks who yell the loudest about the federal government’s long failure to fix this problem are some of the same folks standing in the way of good faith efforts to fix it,” the president said. He also criticized the GOP for holding up the nominations of 21 judges, whose seats remain unfilled.