Secure borders but implement process for illegal immigrants to become citizens (Comments)
"But we cannot deport 12 million people. Instead, we'll require them to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for citizenship — behind those who came here legally. At the same time, we'll secure our borders and crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers." — 9/10/08, Washington, D.C.
Reform immigration laws (Comments)
"When I'm president, I will put comprehensive immigration reform back on the nation's agenda. And I will not rest until it is passed once and for all." — 7/22/07, Miami
Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants (Comments)
"Obama will remove incentives to enter the country illegally by cracking down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants." — Obama's Blueprint for Change