Obama: Lack of immigration reform, not unemployment, is biggest failure
President Barack Obama told an Hispanic audience today that his “biggest mistake” was not passing a large-scale amnesty of illegal immigrants.
The statement comes amid a continuing decline in the percentage of Americans who are working, and amid a rapid increase in government debt to $16 trillion.
“My biggest failure is that we haven’t got comprehensive immigration reform done … but it was not for lack of trying or desire,” Obama told his mostly Hispanic audience during the hour-long town hall meeting organized by the Spanish-language TV network, Univision.
The immigration issue is important for Obama, because he wants to maximize Hispanic support and turnout in November.