President Barack Obama on Tuesday pitched for his executive action that intended to mend the country’s broken immigration policy, seeking support from the community leaders during his Chicago visit.
The president was addressing the issue at a community center in a predominantly Polish-American neighborhood. Obama faced frequent interruptions by the hecklers while he was talking about the sensitive issue of deportation.
While Obama was making his remarks over the issue, three protesters strategically turned up in the mid-way to criticize his deportation policy.
“You been deporting criminals…You have been deporting families,” one heckler shouted.
Obama patiently listened to their reactions and said, “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law, so that’s point No. 1.”
“Point No. 2, the way the change in the law works is that we’re reprioritizing how we enforce our immigration laws generally,” the President added.
The initiatives of the Obama administration toward reforming the immigration law of the country aim at making about five million immigrants in the US eligible to avoid the deportation threat.