Obama immigration remarks interrupted by reporter - terse exchange

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Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 15 at 4:24 PM

President Obama delivered remarks in the Rose Garden on the Dept. of Homeland Security's announcement on Immigration. In the midst of his speech, he made note of a reporter who tried to interrupt him.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.

Napolitano stated, “Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner,” said Secretary Napolitano. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.”

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