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Mexican Migration Director Pleased With Obama’s Immigration Approach

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Aired 6/26/09

The Director of Mexico's Federal Migration Institute says she's pleased President Barack Obama favors good policy over short term politics on the issue of immigration reform. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, Cecilia Romero made the comments during a talk at the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla.

The Director of Mexico's Federal Migration Institute says she's pleased President Barack Obama favors good policy over short term politics on the issue of immigration reform. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains, Cecilia Romero made the comments during a talk at the Institute of the Americas in La Jolla.

Cecilia Romero says it is important President Obama is prioritizing the long term view on immigration rather than making quick decisions that could be ineffective.

President Obama says reforming immigration will take heavy lifting.

He tasked the Secretary of Homeland Security with forming a working group with members of Congress. That group will craft a bill that will control the border and give legal state to the 12 million undocumented immigrants already in the U.S.

Romero says she expects Mexican officials will share their input as the process progresses.

"I'm not the one to say, but I would like to see family reunification."

President Obama has warned there's little consensus among lawmakers. But he says the American people still want to see a solution.