Obama: Immigration 'Reform Is A Moral Imperative'

May 12, 2011 | 4:35 PM EDT
President Barack Obama Addtressed the crowd at The National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. "Immigration reform is a moral imperative, and so it's worth seeking greater understanding from our faith," said Obama. "As it is written in the Book of Deuteronomy [10:19], 'Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.' To me, that verse is a call to show empathy to our brothers and our sisters; to try and recognize ourselves in one another."