Monday, November 25, 2013

Speech Interrupted: President Obama's Speech in SF and Calls for Halting Deportation

Kevin Johnson blogged earlier, President Obama is in San Francisco today to, among other things, discuss immigration reform.  During his speech, Ju Hong, a member Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE), spoke out and said, "Mr. President, please use your executive authority to halt [deportations]. We agree that we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but at the same time, you have the power to stop deportations."

President Obama responded, "Actually, I don't, and that's why we're here."

Here's the link to the video: 

What are your thoughts? Should President Obama use his executive authority to halt deportation? 


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