Obama affirms support for immigration reform

President Barack Obama welcomes Mexico's President Felipe Calderon to the White House for an official state visit, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

May 19, 2010 10:04:53 AM PDT
President Barack Obama criticized Arizona's tough immigration law Wednesday as "misdirected" and said it has the potential to be applied in a discriminatory fashion. He called for overhauling the nation's immigration laws and said that can't be done unless Republicans support it.