Obama uses heckler to make point on immigration
Christi Parsons and Kate LinthicumPresident Obama told a heckler who interrupted a speech on immigration Monday that he would not circumvent Congress and try to halt deportations by executive order because the U.S. is "a nation of laws.
"Please use your executive order!" shouted the heckler, who was standing behind Obama on stage, close enough to be in the television camera shot, during an event in San Francisco's Chinatown as the president began a two-day visit to California. Urging Obama to give immediate relief to those separated from their families at Thanksgiving, the man yelled, "You have the power to stop deportations!"
"Actually, I don't," Obama responded, signaling security personnel not to remove the heckler or other protesters who joined in the shouting. "These guys don't need to go," Obama said. "He can stay there.… I respect the passion of these young people."
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