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Reminding the President of His Promise on Immigration, From One NCLR Conference to the Next

by Mahwish Khan on 07/22/2011 at 9:51am

Obama Where is reform?Amid increased non-criminal deportations, harsher enforcement measures, and a move designed by the GOP to take some of his prosecutorial discretion powers away via the HALT act, President Obama is slotted to address the Hispanic community — a group of voters vital to his reelection campaign — at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference on Monday.

(We’ll be live-streaming on our blog, and live-tweeting as well.)

This is not the first time the President has spoken at the conference. At the same forum three years ago, while President Obama was still hoping to be President Obama, he said the following, and made a promise to Latino voters:

“I think it’s time for a president who won’t walk away from something as important as comprehensive reform just because it becomes politically unpopular.”

“They’re counting on us to rise about fear and demagoguery and pettiness and the partisanship and finally enact comprehensive immigration reform.”

“I marched with you in the streets of Chicago, I fought for you in the Senate, and I will make it a top priority in my first year as President of the United States of America.”

NCLR has this great video reminding us.

How do you think the President has done on immigration since he last spoke at the conference? Leave us a comment, or tweet it at the White House (@WhiteHouse or @BarackObama). We are curious, but they deserve — and need — to know.

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