On May 10th, 2011, President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd next to the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. He demanded that we reform our broken immigration system and enforce our laws.
“Those who are here illegally, they have a responsibility….They broke the law, that means they have to pay their taxes. They’ve got to pay a fine. They’ve got to learn English.”, said Obama.
In recent years the United States has managed to control illegal immigration by a large percentage.
Still, the President highlighted the importance of issuing student visas.
He stated that we need to allow immigrants to learn in our country and help us in our competition with other countries of the world.