Obama Trusts Immigration Gang to Produce Bill

By Sanchez, Humberto | Roll Call, March 27, 2013 | Go to article overview

Obama Trusts Immigration Gang to Produce Bill


Sanchez, Humberto, Roll Call


President Barack Obama told Spanish-language news that he has confidence in the ability of the bipartisan "gang of eight" to produce a bill by early April and that he's counting on it being "before the Senate" next month.

In an interview with Univision on Wednesday afternoon, Obama was asked if he would make good on his threat to put forward his own bill if the group does not unveil its bill after the Easter and Passover recess as promised.

"In terms of timing, I am actually optimistic when we get back they will introduce a bill, so I am not going to presuppose that they don't," Obama said.

Obama had previously warned that he would interject himself into the process with his own measure if Congress takes too long to act. But Obama on Wednesday said he was pleased with the progress the group of eight senators has made and believes they will produce a bill.

"My sense is that they've come close [to completing their work], and my expectation is that we will see a bill before the Senate next month," Obama said.

Indeed, four members of the group visited the Arizona border Wednesday and said they were making good progress.

"I'd say we are 90 percent there," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., during a press conference from the border Wednesday. "We have a few little problems to work on; we've been on the phone all day talking to our other four colleagues who aren't here.

Meanwhile, Obama told Univision that he is open to improving border security, but he stressed, as he often has, that his administration has already been working on it. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Obama Trusts Immigration Gang to Produce Bill
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.