President Obama Talks Immigration Reform in El Paso

President Obama Talks Immigration Reform in El Paso

POSTED: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:51am

UPDATED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:12pm

UPDATE:  1:42 p.m.  President Obama is delivering a speech on immigration reform to a crowd of about 1,500 at the Chamizal National Memorial.

UPDATE:  12:42 p.m.  President Obama has arrived in El Paso greeted by El Paso Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Mayor John Cook and Major General Commander Dana Pittard of Fort Bliss.

UPDATE:  9:17 a.m.  President Obama has left Washington D.C. for El Paso aboard Air Force One.  The president will deliver a major policy speech on immigration reform.  He is due to arrive in El Paso around 12:40 p.m.

EL PASO – President Obama is scheduled to arrive in El Paso on Air Force One around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

He'll then give a speech about the need for immigration reform at 1:30 p.m. at Chamizal Park.

Preperations are well underway as crews begin to set up, as seen in this picture sent in by our NewsChannel 9 crew that just arrived to set up for our coverage.

We'll have complete coverage on air starting around 12:30 p.m. on NC9.

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Census 2010, and the WHITE redumbicans are feeling heat...Change is here...and the 50s are never coming back, remember republican words:
"ching chong, ching chong" limbaugh
"blacks want it given to them" Oklahoma
1070 making every Latino subject profiling
Muslims - terrorists
in 2012
African Americans
All people of color will not vote for bigoted reDumbicans

OBAMA 2012

Wow, how ignorant. Obama has done nothing except dig us into the hole. And besides, REPUBLICANS don't have to be white. And you know, I have many friends that are of color and even I, being asian, will NEVER vote for Obama. It was a huge mistake for everyone to vote because of the color of his skin. He is an idiot.

Demorats are the most disgusting animals in the planet. They have no sense of reality and take everything out of context to fit their needs. No rhyme or reason just attack people because they are not of the right color. White republicans? Really? How about black, Hispanic and other voters that happen to be non-white? Are they racists too? It would be fine if we did not see goodby50s comments any more. We don't need ignorance clouding the issues.

P.S. "Preparations" is mispelled in the article... Your welcome.

We are all taxpayers, working families and we love the president. Learn to spell first. I hope he passes immigration reform just to shut you racists and bigots up. Just because we are poor working families it does not make us any less likely to vote. This is El Paso land of the free, home of the Democrats. He has done more for our country than any Republican fat cat. God bless him and his family.

He can't pass anything. Congress decides what goes through. He did have for two years control of both houses of congress and was not able to pass immigration reform. Now only the Senate has demorats in control But they can't do anything unless the House, which is in control by Republicans, agrees. And here is a tid bit on rich fat cats: There are more rich demorats in this country than Republicans. By the way, have you ever worked for a poor man? Didn't think so.

Stop the hate for this dude. Be objective and formulate intelligent opinions. Think before you write and for God's sake, don't let racism cloud your judgement. We are a nation of immigrants and unless you're Native American, you too came from somewhere else.

You should use some of your own opinion and use objective and formulate intelligent opinions yourself. I don't like this president, even after I voted for him once because he is not, I repeat, not for Hispanics. He only wants our vote. He will dissapear once he has them just like he has done so far. It's nearing voting time again so he is reaching out. His track record says it all and being burned once, I will not be burned again. And by the way, even Native Americans came from somewhere.

yea we got in line paid,and waited.........

Why does everyone have to $hit on the fact that THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is visiting our humble city? It is a big deal - alterior motive or not - THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, the first black president, a piece of AMERICAN HISTORY is being made. Can you not enjoy it for what it is? Maybe if all the negative people in this world would just shut up and listen instead of voicing their selfish opinions, us optimistic hardworking Americas could get $hit done!

"Can you not enjoy it for what it is?" What it is, is a poor performer of a president that wants my vote. I gave it to him once, but you know what they say, learn by your mistakes. I have and I don't think he has any interest in me other than my vote as an Hispanic even if I am one of the hardworking Americas that get it done on a daily basis. And unless he changed the Constitution, I can still voice my opinion as I please.



Why don't you just go home, take your whole family and help them to come here leagaly, do you ever think about all thhe people that are triing to come hear leagally, from like China, Korea, Africa, etc., all of those south of the border somehow think they are entitled, well they are Not! cheating lying criminals.......

I agree totally!!! They just think we OWE them for some unknown freakin reason!

Oh this is definitely a ploy to bring Hispanics and other immigration wary people to his side. If 2012 wasn't an election year President Obama would not be in El Paso today.

His only doing this to get votes but he is full of it. He has done nothing for the people of this country. Yeah Bin Laden is dead but he did nothing. He sat on his ass while the true heroes sacrifice there lifes

What? Really? I suppose you thing Bush was great, never ceases to amaze me how stupid people really are...........let's see, Harvard law school graduate with honors vs a coke head, drunken spoiled yale D student,stole the election, commited treason, lied us into war, and took us from a surplus to the worse financial disaster in our history, like I said.........

When President Bush pushed for Amensty for all Illegals, Obama was one of the Senators who voted against it. Why The CHANGE?

What research did you do? Obama was not against amnesty. It's best to do your own research tham sitting around and watching FAUX news.

Here is Democratic report report "Obama was part of a 49-to-48 majority that voted to end after five years a temporary worker program that had been a cornerstone of the immigration deal. The vote, backed by labor, was seen as a major setback to bipartisan negotiations." April 17, 2008. The question should be, Have you done any research?

Thanks for your comment and correction. Apparently this person thinks he or she is the only tax payer around here too.

Maybe you should do a little research yourself and see What Mr.Obama voted against when he was a Senator. Might surprise you. Remember, when something doesn't affect you directly,It's easy to look the other way. This is just another campain speach from a political person that could care less about about other peoples lives. I can bet that nothing will be done about immagration reform any time soon. I don't see why illegal immagrants are worried about this matter. These laws aren't enforced!

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