The President Speaks on Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System

In an address to the nation, President Obama lays out the executive action he’s taking to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, November 20, 2014.

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15 Responses

  1. iTechnoTurtle says:

    Those who work so hard will finally get a chance, a chance that those who
    got that opportunity just by simply being born here. I know so many
    immigrant kids my age and parents who were hopping for this moment and it’s
    finally here. Let’s not forget what America is all about , we are “one
    nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all “. I’m not
    going to the military just for my white and black brothers, but for all
    those living in this nation and putting in work. #USA #Obama

  2. Sardar Sahadat says:

    Sardar, check out the latest videos from your channel subscriptions for Nov
    21,

    The President Speaks on Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System

  3. dramamasks22 says:

    Dear Mr. President,

    I fully admit to being very critical of some of the choices you have made
    over the last several years. I have disagreed with your stance on many
    issues, especially immigration issues. I was never sure if I felt that you
    were my president, the American president, or just the golden-boy of the
    democratic party.
    I assume you will never read this, nor will anyone on the federal
    government level, but I wish I could tell you that this speech has changed
    my opinion of you. If you truly mean what you say and plan on doing this
    as you have described to us tonight, I support you.
    I will not pretend that I have a complete understanding of your job. It is
    easy for the average person to say what they would do should they find
    themselves in the Oval Office, but you actually have to make decisions and
    tough ones at that.
    Tonight, you became not only my president, but, in my eyes, you are the
    president of the people of the United States. All people of the United
    States. I believe it is rare to see an attempt of compromise from either
    party. You are not only compromising, but proposing a solution to a
    problem. Both sides may be happy about parts of it and unhappy about
    others. However, you are the one that stepped up and made a game plan.
    And, on top of that, it is a realistic game plan that I can see happening
    and working.
    President Obama, I salute you, I support you, and I thank you. 

  4. Shane Woodbury says:

    I think that Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are
    being disingenuous. In public they claim they are outraged with President
    Obama’s action on immigration. But I bet in private both of them are a bit
    relieved that President Obama did something on immigration instead of them.
    Because the way I see it Republicans are in a pickle over this subject. The
    Republican base is mostly older white people who aren’t really interested
    in Hispanic and Asian families staying together in this country. I’m
    guessing most Republican voters probably wants the government to round up
    the “aliens” and send them all packing. But Republican leaders know that
    they can’t afford to lose the Hispanic and Asian voting blocks going into
    2016 and beyond. So I’m sure the Republican leaders would rather have
    President Obama take all the heat on this issue instead of them. But that
    just goes to show you who has courage to lead and who doesn’t. I’m so proud
    I voted for President Obama.

  5. Silvia Hernandez says:

    Hello squire are victorious.
    Worthy d pride.thanks for you
    Excellent action executive.
    My mr president Barack Obama
    EDWIN and Family 20 nov 2014

  6. DJCHAZY1 says:

    I’m kind of confused. Is the rule that you must have lived here since 2009
    or that you must not get caught for 5 years?

  7. Silvia Hernandez says:

    My mr president Barack Obama.you able is word.
    Excellent action executive.
    20 nov 2014

  8. Phil Steadman says:

    America showing the world that it cares.

  9. GreaserCentral says:

    Thank you President Obama! God bless you and your beautiful family! this
    will help a lot of good hard working people in this beautiful country.
    Thanks to everyone involved, this is the U.S.A. I love.

  10. Christopher Pope says:

    Fixing something that’s broke speaks to my heart. So get R done I have a
    lot of illegal immigrant friends who I know are good people so I understand
    there dilemma. I lived in Pasadena Texas for fifteen years and was invaded
    by Spanish speaking people and now I know why God put it on my heart to
    learn Spanish in 1995. 

  11. Purush Opal says:

    To some of my republican friends who confused between Amnesty and Reprieve.
    Please get a dictionary. OK I will help you with that . See if you can make
    a difference between these two words. What POTUS did today was give a
    Reprieve until someone else takes over as POTUS or congress passes a
    permanent solution, which ever is earlier.

    Please cut the Amensty bhal blah as this is not amnesty. It makes much
    easier for the next republican President to round up most of the
    undocumented and send them off or shoot them whatever they want. but will a
    republican POTUS have the balls to do that? (If at all a Republican were to
    be elected to the White house, just in case)…

    reprieve
    rɪˈpriːv
    verb

    cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned
    to death).
    synonyms: grant a stay of execution to, cancel/postpone/commute/remit
    someone’s punishment; More
    antonyms: charge, punish
    abandon or postpone plans to close or abolish (something).

    amnesty
    ˈamnɪsti/
    noun

    an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.
    “an amnesty for political prisoners”
    synonyms: pardon, pardoning.
    an undertaking by the authorities to take no action against specified
    offences.

    grant an official pardon to.
    “the guerrillas would be amnestied and allowed to return to civilian life”

  12. David Bean says:

    To the folks of commonsense? Is this the same President Obama “who said
    that you that you can keep your doctor”? These people that they keep
    calling “immigrants” who are they? Are they trying to say “illegal” ?
    They act as they want the Amercan people to pay the bills for other people
    who will not work on their own infrastructure! This people’s failures are
    their respondsibility. They are having problems then they bring their
    issues to America! Hello you American doofus!!! WE are Gypsy’s and move
    from thence and it is are human rights that you coddle us! Did Obama take a
    oath to the U.S. constitution or what?

  13. Amerovision says:

    Very Very GLAD, Great Job Mr Presidet!
    Anchorage, Alaska

  14. bobothecreepyclown says:

    Why are the most vehement anti reform comments in this thread so lacking in
    coherence and basic literacy? They must have been posted by illegal aliens.

  15. Devouring Christians says:

    This sets a dangerous precedent. Just wait till a Republican becomes
    president and chooses not to enforce the capital gains tax, the affordable
    care act, and the clean water act. Mr. President as a constitutional lawyer
    you have to understand that this is wrong despite your good intentions
    unilateral action is never the right choice. Some day Democrats are going
    to regret this, we don’t need a tsar as an executive.