Obama heckled during immigration speech in Chicago

Obama heckled during immigration speech in Chicago

[dt_gap height=”10″ /]I photographed the Presidents speech on Immigration last night in Chicago for the international news agency Getty Images, which was surprisingly interrupted by hecklers. After they came at him from very angle his reaction to them was calm and effective. Below is one of the many reports that were accompanied by my pictures.

 

Obama Discusses Executive Action On Immigration At Chicago Community Center
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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Obama Discusses Executive Action On Immigration At Chicago Community Center
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama reacts to a heckler as he speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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Obama heckled in his hometown Chicago as he delivers immigration policy speech

By Scott Paulson
The Examiner

President Barack Obama was heckled as he spoke in his hometown of Chicago, according to an ABC News report on Tuesday. The president was giving an immigration speech on the Northwest Side of Chicago where there is a heavy Polish population. Reportedly, at least four persons vehemently interrupted Obama to accuse him of not doing enough to stop the deportation of immigrants in America. Typical of the president in recent times when he has met more than one’s share of hecklers, he respectfully and patiently let his hecklers speak.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. He was, once again, subjected to a great deal of heckling.

Finally, he attempted to regain control of the situation by stating to the several disgruntled attendees, “OK, now, I heard you. I heard you, and I heard you.” Then, he said, “Nobody’s removing you, but you’ve got to listen to me, too. We’ve got to be able to talk honestly about these issues.” In Obama’s own defense towards the hecklers, he told them that he could understand why they may have yelled at him a month ago. He said, however, that he disagrees with some of their characterizations at this point in time.

Obama continued to exclaim, “It doesn’t make sense to yell at me right now.” Of course, he is referencing the fact that he signed an executive order which gave him a tremendous amount of political criticism last weekend. Obama’s action should allow some 4.5 million immigrants to avoid deportation throughout the nation… Read more
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Obama Discusses Executive Action On Immigration At Chicago Community Center
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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Obama Discusses Executive Action On Immigration At Chicago Community Center
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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Obama Discusses Executive Action On Immigration At Chicago Community Center
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country’s immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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