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US President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Costco in Lanham, Maryland, on January 29, 2014 to highlight the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all Americans.
Following the President’s State of the Union, we’re joined by Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for PRI's "The Takeaway" to break down what was said.
President Obama tread lightly in his talk on immigration last night, and he again called on Congress to pass immigration reform this year.
The Senate passed an immigration bill last June. Now there are rumblings that the Republican-led House will be getting to work on their version shortly. Meanwhile, deportations of undocumented immigrants continue. In fact, President Obama has overseen more deportations than any other U.S. president.
We spoke earlier with two people who were listening closely to the President's words on immigration Seth Ronquillo and Ilse Escoba, both are undocumented immigrants. We asked them what they thought about the president spending only 60 seconds on the topic of immigration last night.