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"Yes we can!" is back -- immigration activists hit White House

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:05

Dozens of immigration activists gather outside to thank U.S. President Barack Obama for his executive order and chant ''Yes we can!'' Justin Mitchell reports.

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Immigration activists gather outside the White House to thank President Barack Obama for taking action on immigration reform. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GUSTAVO TORRES OF CASA DE MARYLAND SAYING: "Today is a victory for many families who until now have been living in fear for being separated!" It was a mixed group with immigrants from throughout the world. Feelings were also mixed This woman was on day 19 of a hunger strike when Obama made his announcement. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST LENKA MENDOZA SAYING: "I benefit, but we were hoping it would be more generous, more just. But we're also optimistic that it's the first step to immigration reform." Some showed up to voice their discontent (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRIS UNDERWOOD SAYING: "Illegal immigration, this bill that he's trying to pass, has anybody seen it? Has anybody read it? It's an executive order. But for every person that he allows that's here amnesty, he's also allowing their families that are not here." But -- for most of those outside the White House that is just what they were celebrating.

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"Yes we can!" is back -- immigration activists hit White House

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 01:05