Obama Dodges "Boycott Arizona" Question
President Obama today was asked whether he supports a boycott of Arizona due to its immigration law. He dodged.
"I'm the president of the United States, I don't endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts," he replied. "That's something that private citizens can make a decision about."
At least he repeated his opposition to the law:
Mr. Obama reiterated his disapproval of the measure at this press conference, complaining about potential risks to civil liberties as well as the potential the measure has to help create a "patchwork of 50 different immigration laws around the country in an area that is inherently the job of the federal government."
He also again called for a "comprehensive approach" to immigration reform, one that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who learn English, pay a fine and "get in the back of the line" when it comes to attaining legal status.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County is considering a strong boycott measure: [More...]
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