In Jamaica, Obama Tries To Explain Why Legal Immigrants Have To Wait In Line

Obama in Jamaica, April 11, 2015. Source.

President Obama found himself in the awkward position of trying to explain why legal immigrants had to wait in line to enter the United States, while he thinks illegal immigrants should receive special consideration.

During a town hall in Jamaica, one young woman asked why families seeking to enter the United States legally were forced to wait seven to ten years.

“I’d love to hear you talk some more about your policy regarding shortening that timeline and making it less onerous on the applicants,” she said.

Obama reminded her that the American immigration system was “broken” and needed to be fixed, but he focused on illegal immigrants…

h/t Marvin