"We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country, that -- and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption," President Obama said in an interview with Univision that aired over the weekend.
"Racial profiling?" Univision reporter Enrique Acevedo asked.
"Very troublesome. And this is something that the Republican nominee has said should be a model for the country," Obama said.
"So what we need is a change, either of Congress or we need Republicans to change their mind. And I think that this has to be an important debate throughout the country," he said.
"What I have said to Latinos across the United States is that my compassion for this issue is undiminished. That, for example, when it comes for the DREAM kids, who have been raised as Americans and see themselves as Americans and want to serve their country or are willing to work hard in school, start businesses or working hard in laboratories or businesses, it is shameful that we cannot get that done. And so I am going to keep on pushing as hard as I can. And what I am going to do is encourage the Latino community to continue to ask every member of Congress where they stand on these issues," Obama said.
"I will do everything that I can to try to get it done, but ultimately I'm going to need Congress to help me" Obama said of the DREAM Act.
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