[Guest post by DRJ]
President Obama doesn’t want Hispanics to worry about whether health care reform will insure illegal immigrants, because immigration reform will make that worry moot:
“The President, speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Wednesday evening, said that the health care “debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country.”
White House spokesman Nicholas Shapiro, while he did not speak to the specifics of what the President’s plan for immigration reform will include, said, “The President has previously supported legislation which would require undocumented immigrants who meet a series of requirements (pay taxes, learn English, clean criminal record, pay a fine) to become legal residents and ultimately citizens.”
Under the President’s proposed health care plan, legal residents would have access to government health care.”
The Obama Administration reportedly wants to pursue immigration reform early next year, presumably because Obama has discovered how easy it is to fool, I mean, govern Americans.