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President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal ...
immigrants to stay in the country and work. (June 15)
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[Location - Date:][Source:][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MOVING TO STOP THE DEPORTATION OF YOUNG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WERE BROUGHT TO AMERICA AS CHILDREN. HE SAYS IT MAKES NO SENSE TO EXPEL THOSE WHO GREW UP THE NATION'S NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOLS, PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE TO ITS FLAG.[SOT/](barack Obama)"They are Americans in their heart, in their minds - in every single way but one: on paper." [Location - Date:][Source:][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#2THE MOVE AFFECTS SOME 800,000 ILLEGALS WHO CAME IN BEFORE AGE 16 AND WHO'VE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL OR SERVED IN THE MILITARY. THEY'LL ALSO BE OFFERED WORK PERMITS RENEWABLE EVERY TWO YEARS. FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS LIKE LILY ROMO, IT'S THE BEST NEWS IMAGINABLE.[SOT/](SOT/LILY ROMO, student, Grand Canyon University)"I texted my mom this morning and she was super, super happy//My boyfriend is excited. Everyone at home is just so ecstatic."(SOT/Lindsey Austin, immigration attorney)"Day in, day out you see people came into this country very, very young. They don't have a memory of any life outside US. They're desperate to be part of a country they consider to be their own."[STANDUP:](mark Smith/Associated Press)"But the president's move is also hugely controversial. Critics accuse him of doing an end run around Congress -- and engaging in unabashed election-year pandering to Hispanic voters."[Location - Date:][Source:][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#3INDEED, CONGRESS IS NOT ONLY DEADLOCKED ON OVERALL IMMIGRATION REFORM, IT'S FAILED TO PASS A PARTIAL STEP -- THE SO-CALLED "DREAM" ACT, WHICH WOULD GIVE YOUNG ILLEGAL COLLEGE GRADS AND TROOPS A PATH TO FULL CITIZENSHIP. OBAMA'S STEP DOESN'T EVEN GO THAT FAR.STILL, MANY REPUBLICANS ARE OUTRAGED, ESPECIALLY IN ARIZONA, GROUND ZERO IN THE DEBATE.[SOT/](sheriff joe arpaio/maricopa county, arizona)"my opinion is they want amnesty here. This is just another step toward amnesty. And i'm totally opposed to amnesty."(mitt romney/republican presidential candidate)"i think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long term solution because an executive order is of course just a short term matter. "[VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#4OBAMA'S MOVE COULD HIM IN STATES LIKE COLORADO, NEVADA AND FLORIDA, WHERE HISPANICS HAVE GROWN IMPATIENT.[SOT/](Audrey Singer, Immigration policy expert, Brookings Institution)"The Latino community and the bigger immigration community has been frustrated and disappointed, I think it is fair to say, over time and this is, this is an election year."[VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#5OF COURSE, OBAMA SAYS HE'S ACTING FROM THE PUREST MOTIVES.(SOT/Obama)"It is the right thing to do. Excuse me sir. It's not time for questions sir."HOWEVER, HE WAS INTERRUPTED IN THE ROSE GARDEN BY A REPORTER FROM THE CONSERVATIVE WEBSITE THE DAILY CALLER, WHO ASKED IF IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHOSE JOBS THESE ILLEGAL RESIDENTS COULD BE TAKING. MARK SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS, WHITE HOUSE.[SIGOUT/REPORTER, LOCATION, ASSOCIATED PRESS](****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: Mark Smith-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: Angie Yack ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP/File/Pool-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: Yes ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: None ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S):None --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: US Obama Immigration