The Washington Post
August 10, 2009
[efoods]President Obama, attending a North American summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, vowed Monday to pursue comprehensive U.S. immigration reform later this year with a view to enacting legislation in 2010 that would provide a “pathway to citizenship” for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States.
In a joint news conference in Guadalajara with Mexican President Felipe CalderÃ³n and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama also pledged continued support for Mexico’s war on powerful drug cartels, saying he was confident the battle could be waged “in a way consistent with human rights.”
In their two-day summit, the three leaders said they discussed those and other topics, including trade, a recent coup in Honduras and efforts to combat the spread of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.