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President Obama: “My Biggest Failure Is That We Haven’t Gotten Comprehensive Immigration Reform Done”

by Mahwish Khan on 09/20/2012 at 3:36pm

During an interview today with President Barack Obama, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asks “What is your biggest failure?”

The President responds: “Well…my biggest failure so far is that we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done. So we’re going to be continuing to work on that. But it’s not for lack of trying or desire, and I’m confident we’re going to accomplish that.”

At around the 2 minute mark in the video below, Ramos’ co-anchor Maria Elena Salinas follows up and says “Yes, as you said, that’s your biggest failure. And Jorge asked you if you considered that you broke your promise, so I think that the answer is yes. With many excuses…but you broke your promise.”

To which Obama says:  “I haven’t gotten everything done that I wanted to get done. And that’s why I’m running for a second term. Because we still got more work to do. The good news is that we can build on the progress that we made. That actions we took in terms of deferred action give us the basis now to get something done for the DREAMers, to get comprehensive immigration reform done….”

Watch the segment:

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