President Obama bragged to Hispanics Thursday night that he rode over to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala event with two illegal ‘DREAMERS.’
Despite his promise to not “give up this fight until it gets done,” a few audience members were unsatisfied and interrupted the president’s politically motivated speech.
Blanca Hernandez, an example of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was escorted from the event, according to CNS, after she demanded that President Obama “stop the deportations…we need relief now. Not one more delay. Not one more broken promise. Not one more deportation.”
— Refugio Mata (@economicrefugee) October 2, 2014
Obama rides to campaign event with 2 “Dreamers.” So – the Secret Service allows 2 illegals to ride in the presidential limo?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 3, 2014
@toddstarnes Obama and “Dreamers” have one thing in common: disregard for the laws of our country.
— Jonathan Silber (@JonathanRSilber) October 3, 2014
.@toddstarnes But those DREAMers are “contributors”, Todd. They bought that seat of corruption . . .
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) October 3, 2014
@toddstarnes: Obama rides 2 campaign event w/ 2 “Dreamers.” So – Secret Service allows 2 illegals 2 ride in pres limo? R U SERIOUS? LINK?
— Ron Teidel (@im2byteme) October 3, 2014
@toddstarnes Were they armed, as well?
— Greg (@CajunConservatv) October 3, 2014
CNS reported on Obama’s words directed to attendees of the gala:
“I want to give a special thanks to two young men who rode over with me from the White House tonight,” Obama said. “Luis and Victor are CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) interns and fellows. They are also dreamers, living and working in the country they call home, and making it a better place for all of us.
“Their stories are inspiring, and along with the other CHCI fellows, they give me great hope for the future. They make me optimistic about what America’s all about.”
” . . . People who love this country can change it, he said. “American isn’t Congress, America isn’t Washington, America is the striving immigrant who starts a business; or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life; America is the union leader, the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger; America is the student who defies the odds to become the first in the family to go to college; the citizen who defies the cynics and goes out there and votes; the young person who comes out of the shadows to demand the right to dream — that’s what America is about.”
“Six years ago, I asked you to believe, and tonight I ask you to keep believing, not just in my ability to bring about change, but in your ability to bring about change, because at the end, ‘dreamers’ is more than just a title, it’s a pretty good description of what it means to be an American. Each of us is called on to stand proudly for the values we believe in and the future we seek. All of us have a chance to reach out and pull this country that we call home a little closer to its founding ideals.
“That’s the spirit that’s alive in this room. That’s the spirit I saw in Luis and Victor…”