Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told 92.3 KTAR's Bruce St. James on Friday that President Obama's immigration plan was "a good step in the right direction, particularly for a city like ours."
Stanton, speaking from Orlando, Fla. where he is attending a mayors' conference, added it was good economic policy. Thursday, Stanton signed on to a DREAM Act resolution at the conference.
"These are young people who have chosen to serve this country in the military, making the decisions we want them to make," Stanton said. "This provides certainty that those young people will not be deported under federal immigration policies."
Asked whether the president's action was an end-around Congress, Stanton said, "There's an issue whether this is the DREAM act or not the DREAM Act."
"This is not the DREAM Act -- the DREAM Act has to be passed by Congress. Today's announcement really has to do with the policies concerning ICE and the deportation policies and that decision is certainly in the purview of the administration."
- Policy will spare some from deportation
- Heckler interrupts Obama during speech
- The good and bad of the immigration policy
- Brewer: US policy muddies waters for AZ
- Arpaio questions timing of new policy
- Romney reaction to immigration decision
- Bruce: President dividing country for gain
- McCain on immigration announcement
- Stanton stands up for new immigration policy
- AZ House Rep. statement on new policy
- Jay Lawrence: Policy is the right decision
- Babeu: Immigrant immunity plan is 'shocking'
- Sinema: Policy change good for economy
- Pastor responds to immigration directive
- Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
Voice For A Better Arizona
- Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.