Michelle Obama pushes for immigration overhaul

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 19, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – First Lady Michelle Obama urged the nation’s leaders to “fix” a “broken” immigration system at a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday at the National Archives.

Fifty candidates from 44 different countries took part in the oath-taking ceremony.

In her speech, the First Lady emphasized that America was founded by immigrants and that the country owes much of its success to immigrants’ contributions.

She also assured the new American citizens that President Obama continues his fight for immigration reform.

“I want you all to know that my husband has made this his top legislative priority,” she said. “He refuses to give up the fight because, at the end of the day, this fight is not just about abstract principles. It’s about real people.”

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  • JRB
    19 June 2014 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    ComOn Michelle Obama don’t say anything because your not the one should be saying anything at all. It should be your husband I believe he has the power to say any thing he wants about this subject. The subject about people not wanted in America? This subject is a pain in the “BUTT.” I don’t understand why this people can’t understand that they not wanted in America? Pack all up and go home and come back to America the right way like all the people that came from all around the world to live in our home we call America. They didn’t broke the law of America to live here, that’s why we Americans is mad at this people coming here the wrong way to live here? Not “FAIR” to this people who came to America the right way.

  • Filam
    19 June 2014 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    She is not an elected official

    How about. 92 .5 million Americans out of the
    Labor force !

    How can adding millions looking for
    A job help Americans!

  • Mario
    20 June 2014 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Yesterday at FOX interview HILLARY said the children from Central America should be return from their home country. Today Michelle Obama pushes immigration overhaul. This is the beginning of a political exposures. If there is a primary election now on the Democrat Party bet Hillary and Michelle for President….whom do you think to win..Romney was defeated with 47% welfare, today 53% welfare.US is the only country that’s not require a voter’s ID, sure win for Democrats, flying voter from the illegals will vote..

  • noz
    20 June 2014 at 8:04 am - Reply

    what the f..k this bleeding heart, armpit exposure lover first lady was sayin?. her garbage talk, america was founded by immigrant is a total spin. the USA have not closed legal immigration. the woman’s propaganda, catering to illegal aliens lawlessness uncover her character as an accessory to america’s nosedive. hey yo! out there in the WH kitchen, where this woman surely belong, we are talking about ILLEGAL aliens, you hear?. listen up woman, why don’t you champion the legal migration applicants worldwide ridiculously waiting for years, stalled by backlogs with all the immigration illegalities at home, the dumping ground of undesirable illegal aliens, by enlarged are suckers of other people’s hard earned dollars, haters of american cultures, etc. this woman from the WH kitchen has no clue the immigrants or the early settlers were way different than these illegal alien invaders of today. the early settlers were mavericks, came to empty lands, nothing, nada, their determinations of what really hard work means to cultivate lands to produce, uphold law and order, etc have what made america what it was decades ago. too many of these heart bleeders are in full force like this woman focused to tailspin the good ole USA.

  • Wil
    20 June 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    @ Noz, What you said about the 1st Lady is uncalled for. It is okay to disagree with what she has said, but to call her the W.H. Kitchen help, show how low and stupid you are. While I disagree with what she has said, I refuse to stoop as low as you did. Don’t forget there was only 1 President who ever granted amnesty to illegals and his name was Ronald Reagan.

    • noz
      21 June 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

      so what are you saying, this first lady is a politician?, if she wants to be a politician lawmaker, then she must run for what position she wants to pander to illegal aliens. as first lady she is given the temporary living arrangement to live in the people’s house which is the white house. so you don’t think she belong in the kitchen to cook for her family?, whatever……..this is america, it doesn’t matter who you are. she must be a dummy, if this first lady does not know her controversial talks will draw her critics to resentments, toppling her stupidity to the highest level.

      so, just because reagan gave amnesty in the 80′, its okay to give another amnesty? is the most stupendous to agree, to amnestied these accumulated bunch of illegal aliens after the 80′ amnesty. reagan’s 80′ amnesty was not as vigorous public resistance compared today, simply because of the good economy period. the general public of today is against obummer amnesty____1) the worst economy, less than 93 million american workforce in state of hopelessness to find decent jobs, too many on government subsidies, and way less taxpayers, to cover government expenses, so obummer is into borrowing trillions from china, aka debt ceiling increase. billions every single day are paid to china, making china a global superpower. money is power, since the USA is BROKE, its now labeled powerless nation standing in the globe, to disintegrate with continued democraps economic lefty, socialists policies____2) the most important why amnesty does not work or will never ever work for any sovereign nations in the globe is too obvious, don’t you get it?. reagan’s amnesty was to get rid of illegal aliens, but it did the exact opposite, instead it built 30 million illegal aliens. why? the POTUS after reagan did not deport illegal aliens in their watch to now out of control illegal aliens invasions, all in the name of political gains of party lines. amnesty is an invitation to illegal aliens, while deportations, implementations of the INS laws already in existence are deterrent to illegal aliens, and to those who have already entered illegally to self deport. the answer to immigration reform that make sense for america’s survival____1) give the power to the state to enforce INS laws to deport illegal aliens or for them to self deport, since the POTUS have not done its job to strictly enforce the INS laws or____2) the POTUS, bylaw the only one who can enforced the INS laws, must be impeached if found guilty of not enforcing to the T, the INS letter of the laws. so why does a person get fired from a job?, bc he/she did not do the job they were paid to do. this reasoning must apply to the POTUS as well, voted in power to work for the people, not work for the illegal aliens. deportations of industrialized sovereign nations are vigorously enforced, why? its not a political tool, unlike the USA pandering to segment of society, that have gain self empowerment through being out of control is the dirtiest game to win, the lost of america as we knew it.

    • noz
      21 June 2014 at 9:34 am - Reply

      BTW, i must add you are the moronic one, saliva licker of people temporarily on the top. so, you are the one who put yourself to the lowest. don’t start with me, bc so far you have disagreed with her BS talks, yet you are her slobberer, kissing butt?.

      • Wil
        21 June 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        Just because we disagree with a person’s opinion doesn’t mean we have to put them down. To say that she belongs in the kitchen because she has an opinion is archaic. Your comment was ignorant at best and asinine at worst. You’re an amoeba. So let me get this straight…. You’re not upset at a President that legalized 3 – 6 million illegals; but you are at a President that hadn’t done anything yet. hmmmmm … Makes a person wonder. Illegals have the right to be treated decently. What they don’t have the right to is to remain in the country. Just because I don’t call her names and put her down doesn’t mean I’m kissing her but, it’s called being civilize. Try pulling your head out of your rear end and joining the human race. Who knows you may like it. It’s called being civil.

        • noz
          21 June 2014 at 6:57 pm - Reply

          so, who do you think you are, to tell people what to say to a first lady voluntarily into self controversy with her big mouth. are you her shock absorber, punching bag?. you are a typical sucker like the swimming leeches in flooded areas of the PH. indeed you are the chummy chump acting like classy, how low can you go life dweller. you can say all your dog goodie, goodie of this first lady, that’s your business, and in turn i can say whatever, i want to say to her deplorable propagandas on illegal aliens is my business. what are you the preacher defender of illegal aliens advocating to treat them right?. the right treatment of these illegal aliens are for lawless employers not to hire them, to be sure non of these illegal aliens falls in between the cracks to milk the government system of welfare and other subsidies, so far are the right thing to do to get rid of illegal aliens. hey yo! knucklehead, you are into speaking with your two feet stuffed into your wide open maw, restricting you solely to crawling like the unbeatable cockroaches ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!.

          say what ignorant? obummer have not done anything yet on the issue of illegal aliens?, what a dum-dum not knowing his DACA have set atrocious precedent of minor illegal alien border crossers, causing financial and social chaos in border states, texas and az, while he is looking the other way, knowingly like a teflon, being able to get away with many his very irresponsible actions, and decisions that should have been called for impeachment.

          incomprehension, engaged in blahhhhhhh is incurable to push your ignorance of reagan’s 80′ amnesty, i for one should be upset, are you too stupid drunk?, or plain with zero ability to learn from the past or history. didn’t i say, the 80′ reagan amnesty proved amnesty does not work?, it did not get rid of illegal aliens, instead it doubled in over three decades. so what’s the use of getting upset with somebody whose been dead for a decade. what a full of hot air spatter you are.

          • Wil
            22 June 2014 at 9:26 am -

            I never told people what to say nor who to disagree with. What I said is that we can be civil about it. You think that because you can rant and rave like a person who doesn’t have any sense, people would listen to you. The fact is that we haven’t had a President past or present that has dealt with or borders correctly. Haven’t you heard; you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar? I guess not. You are the lost form of life an amoeba – a single cell animal with no thinking capabilities what so ever. All can do is put people down and try to make yourself seem important. Once again try joining the human race and be civil.

        • noz
          23 June 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

          what an illiterate ass to say, “people would LISTEN to you” or shall we say people reading your saliva drooling thoughts licker of this first lady. americans are nauseated, vomited with your doggie regurgitations. you are a pinocchio story teller, you don’t tell people what to say or do?, well, well, you just did, to attack me first, floating along the thread leech sucker. civil, eh eh eh?. you are applying on the thread civility?, then get lost leech, this is the thread, go swim in the swamp along your hood. wow, feeling moral up in a high ground with the word civil, so while your at it, you missed the word race card, the ass full of holes favorites to abuse. LAMAO!!!!!!!!.

          • wil
            24 June 2014 at 1:24 pm -

            You funny … hahaha

        • noz
          25 June 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply

          put to shame typical response, eh eh eh, LMAO!!!!!!!!.