On November 25, Ju Hong, 24, of South Korea, interrupted President Barack Obama during the president’s speech on immigration reform in San Francisco, CA.
Hong, who was part of the group of people serving as a backdrop to the President, shouted out “Mr. Obama, my family has been separated for 19 months now!” The President continued trying to speak, but Hong continued yelling, saying at one point, “You have a power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country.”
According to internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, President Obama’s Homeland Security Department has deported a record 1.47 million people over the past five years. But the president insists that the nation’s laws limit his ability to act unilaterally, even though his administration acted on its own to suspend deportations of some immigrants brought illegally into the country as children and more recently, it decided that some relatives of U.S. service members living here illegally could remain.
One could argue that the Obama Administration