President Obama today will make an appearance in San Francisco’s Chinatown at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center to focus attention on immigration reform, reports USA Today.
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It’s part of a West Coast swing for the President who will also appear at two fundraisers todayin San Francisco to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates.
Immigration in the United States is often framed as an Hispanic issue, so its nice that the President chose Chinatown as his backdrop for his speech.
It comes as a time when his poll numbers are at a low and he’s trying to recover from the shaky start the Affordable Care Act must still overcome.
Members of ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and Chinese Progressive Association will demonstrate outside the President’s appearance.
They’ll urge him to stop the deportation of immigrants taking place under his administration and to push for passage of immigration reform.