President Obama in his final address to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus called for help on immigration saying, “This is not something that the President can do alone….no matter how tough she is.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Obama on immigration
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STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama in his final address to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute spoke about the battle over immigration, calling for help saying, “This is not something that the President can do alone, it’s not something the next President will be able to do alone either, no matter how tough she is.”
Obama said, “We are going to have to push back against bluster and falsehoods and promises of higher walls.’
“Throughout this political season the talk around these issues has cut deeper than it has in years past, it’s a little more personal, it’s a little meaner, a little uglier,” Obama said. He said that kind of rhetoric may carry the day in the short term.
“But in this nation of immigrants, unless you are a Native American you came here from someplace else.”
Obama’s remarks come as Republican Donald Trump has drawn even or taken a slight lead in national polls. Polls in battleground states where the race is likely to be decided showed Trump now leading in Iowa, Ohio, Florida and Nevada, and tied in North Carolina.