Univision challenges Obama on immigration reform
Did President break his promise on immigration reform?
- Duration 6:52
- Date Sep 24, 2012
Did President break his promise on immigration reform?
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-- -- segment tonight yesterday President Obama did an interview with the Hispanic TV network Univision anchor Jorge Ramos gave mr.
Obama a hard time.
May 28 2000 names we had a conversation identical rather you tell me just following and I'm I'm on -- function and but I can guarantee and in that we -- have within the first year due to an immigration bill that I start to support your problem is that she.
And a process of problems and and we -- don't respect for giving kids.
Up from about the head of legislature.
About the head of the judicial.
We have to have cooperation.
From all these sources in order to get something done.
And so I am happy to take responsibility for the fact that we didn't get it done but I did not make a promise that I would get everything done a 100%.
When I was elected as president.
-- joining us now from Fort Worth, Texas Francisco Hernandez an immigration attorney.
But from Washington video on our -- -- a Latino political analyst artists are Tonto we'll begin with you.
Hi -- Al.
Present look pretty shaky there and now Ramos.
You know -- If you didn't do it.
And remember everybody should remember the first two years that prison was in office he had control of congress the house and the senate certainly -- passed something did not.
So what do you think about mr.
Obama saying hey I can't pass everything what -- thing.
At -- I think it's really important to note that this was relieved the big expected question.
Of the forum last night and when Jorge he went ahead and he really pushed very hard.
Not just on how it is that he broke a promise which is important but he also follow it up.
With the whole question of sky high -- -- -- deportations and policies as a secure communities that have been.
Really thorns in the side of the Latino community the president took the position.
Two positions one was very -- key one was a lesson kind of from school house rock how a bill becomes a law and then he went ahead and he said.
Well you know and congress appropriated this money so I guess I have to spend -- but he did something really interest being this time around which is he also.
Made an emotional argument saying you know my heart breaks out breaks for these.
For example young and documented illegal immigrant students.
-- the question really is going to be -- if the Latino voters are not just going to buy it and we've seen the last of Fox News Latino poll that.
The president has an edge over governor Romney 21 but it's going to be enough to get them to the polls on November.
And -- -- it for you personally the president answer the questions satisfactorily.
I think he he did and bell and -- reason to get dry and all I you know he did what he always does he goes off into attention heats up the time.
And he does the little.
You know the little two step.
Jimenez how did you see that answer.
-- I think he tried -- and served by not addressing the elephant that's in the room.
Quite frankly everybody knows that this silent enemy of immigration reform.
Are some -- some people in the Democratic Party.
George Bush tried to pass immigration reform of the rim Republican congress -- democratic congress and certainly President Obama.
Tried now quite frankly to his credit he's done more than anyone else has done in the last twelve years but quite frankly.
You can't -- you can't.
Fault him for not -- the ability to pass -- -- And I -- there and that's how I can't fault them all day long because he had control of both houses of congress and they would have passed some kind of fairgrounds here.
To try to get this thing under control and he simply didn't even try and he said in the interview.
In the what you -- interview he said.
The reason I didn't.
Was because I had to do what was economic business saw I I couldn't focus on it and listen -- -- -- Miller president we you know walk and chew gum at the same time you could do what -- To build this -- -- Emiliano earlier question -- he's got you don't mind jumping in here this might in fact be a valid.
A point that the president had a lot on his -- in fact I think he even said that but how do you explain.
Sky high deportations as well as programs like secure communities that have been.
Landed in the -- most people don't know how to rally but you -- our administrative duties and families and.
Has -- more people -- and President Bush it all right now the second SoundBite that raise some controversy.
Was about security and Libya.
We know now that ambassador -- Stephens warned about security and -- before.
He -- he was killed many people -- -- known whether -- -- expected so much anti American sentiment and that Islamic world.
And wild west and -- administration that -- prepared to move.
Within one security.
At our embassies in September 11.
Well first of all obviously we mourn the loss of the Americans who were killed in the Gaza.
But I think it's important understand that that's not representative.
The attitudes Libyan people towards America.
Why they went on and on and on mr.
Hernandez not answering a question at all the exact same thing he does when he doesn't want to answer question.
You know we we mourn the dead were really sorry it happened but the Muslims on all bad and it was his opening movie but the fact remains of the union.
In the Univision anchor.
-- a very legitimate question.
The State Department was warned everybody knew there could be trouble security was not up and why wasn't -- -- and you can't get an answer mr.
Menendez is -- frustrating -- Well I think it's -- -- to everybody it's important.
To note that that these issues are breaking through to Hispanic community.
And I think it's important to note that that we are -- and issue I think everybody knows that Hispanic Americans -- -- -- the same thing than any other group is it decided.
Actually fell I don't blame beyond that I did let mr.
-- -- finished.
But you can't blame them because somebody was -- I mean we don't blame -- they knew that there was going to be trouble and they didn't put extra security on.
Well my goodness is my understanding we're trying to evacuate them but were the ones who toppled the leader.
That was -- fit -- there that they I mean there's an honest I'm it has already been cut and dried situation.
Government had information can be trouble at that enough security video on -- -- last word go.
At what -- is gonna say that if anything I think on this was a question that a lot that might -- -- has lobbed.
This show and I think that not just -- -- Ramos and might Elena Salinas are terrific.
Journalist but that really the commission for presidential debates.
Really were flawed in not cheesy anybody outside of the so called Youkilis and I really wanted to set on -- I -- -- I know Fox News for example was upset that Fox News did not get.
A journalist in there well -- Everybody's a -- at -- video much beyond everybody's -- said that I'm not doing the things that's it.
I but I hate that I can that I don't do that if you buy those two people on Univision does best interview so far they were very very good thank you very much -- coming on direct mail.