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FLASHBACK: Obama Said Executive Amnesty ‘Would Not Be Appropriate’ For Illegals ‘Seeking Economic Opportunity’

FLASHBACK: Obama Said Executive Amnesty ‘Would Not Be Appropriate’ For Illegals ‘Seeking Economic Opportunity’

Part of waiting for President Obama’s decision to announce executive amnesty is noticing just how far he has come in only a few years.

During a Univision town hall event in 2011, Obama specifically told a student that executive amnesty for groups of immigrants was only used in emergencies such as natural disasters.

“Temporary protective status historically has been used for special circumstances where you have immigrants to this country who are fleeing persecution in their countries, or there is some emergency situation in their native land that required them to come to the United States,” Obama explained. “So it would not be appropriate to use that just for a particular group that came here primarily, for example, because they were looking for economic opportunity.”


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