In an interview with Univision, President Obama told anchor Enrique Acevedo that he would "try" to pass immigration reform, but warned Hispanics that Republicans such as Mitt Romney were against him.
Acevedo asked Obama if he could get immigration reform done in the first year of his second term.
"I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term. I want to try this year," Obama insisted, blaming Republicans in Congress for blocking the issue.
"It’s worse than that," he warned. "We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country; that — and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption."
"Racial profiling," suggested Acevedo.
"Very troublesome," Obama answered. "And this is something that the Republican nominee has said should be a model for the country."