Obama to make major immigration speech next week

The White House recently announced that President Barack Obama would make a major speech on immigration next week in El Paso, Texas.

According to USA Today, the president is expected to make a push for meaningful immigration reform.

Obama has been in the spotlight regarding immigration a lot in the past few weeks, meeting with the Hispanic Congressional Caucus and speaking to Hispanic supporters on Cinco de Mayo.

“I strongly believe that we’ve got to fix this broken system so that it meets the needs of our 21st century economy and our security needs,” he told the supporters, reports the news source.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Obama’s speech would show his belief in finding a compromise to immigration reform.

“What I can say is that the speech will reflect the President’s continued commitment to find a bipartisan way to create comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. “As I think I said earlier this week, the fact that we were not able to achieve that in the first two years only means that we need to refocus our efforts and try to find that compromise.”