Fox & Friends falsely claims Obama didn't try to enact immigration reform

Fox & Friends falsely claims Obama didn't try to enact immigration reform

President Obama pushed for the DREAM Act in 2010 and for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013

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From the September 6 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So there you've got the president of the United States, even though he's rescinding it, at the same time he appears to be sympathetic toward the Dreamers. He's talking about how he has a love for them. And now essentially what he is doing is he is doing something that Barack Obama did not do. Remember, back in the -- George W. Bush tried to get immigration reform passed. He couldn't do it. Barack Obama chose not to when he controlled both houses of Congress. And now, there are Democrats who want something done. There are some Republicans who want something done. There are a number of business leaders. They want these people to be allowed to stay in the country. And it's now in Congress' court.

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Right, and speaking of the rule of law, the president of the United States cannot make the laws of the land. And that is what got us into this conundrum because Barack Obama, who did not choose to get immigration reform passed during his administration, when he controlled -- 

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Yeah, it was such a big priority, Steve. They didn't get it done.

DOOCY: Exactly right.

Previously:

Claim that Obama did nothing about immigration reform not true

Fox News attacks Obama for DREAM Act he didn't enact

Jeff Sessions' statement rescinding DACA was packed with bigoted right-wing media lies

A guide to the myths & facts on Obama’s executive actions on immigration

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