Barack Obama Speech On Immigration Speech Summary

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On November 20, 2014, Former President of United States of America, Barack Obama gave a speech on immigration at the White House. This topic concerned ample families in the United States of America, as a lot of them are not legally residing in the states and the other families who are citizens and documented are threatened by the increasing number of illegal immigrants because they might become their competition in employment, education and business opportunities. Barack Obama Addressed these concerns in a unique perception that enlightened the audience and gave examples and ideas that led them to view this problem under a different light that isn’t necessarily negative. The president’s connection with the audience was not only logical and…show more content…
“What I’m describing is accountability –- a common-sense, middle-ground approach: If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported.” These were his exact words and by the word ‘criteria’, he meant if it is a family living in America for more than 5 years, have kids who are American citizens and can pass the criminal background check are welcome to step out of the shadows and have a chance at life which is without a fear of deportation and equal pay. After all logic and ethics, he awakened the emotions of the audience by emphasizing the idea of allowing the families who meet the ‘criteria’ to come out of shadows and reside legally. He created an emotional imagery which spoke volume to the audience when he questioned “Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms? Or are we a nation that values families, and works together to keep them together?” The president did an impeccable job to pursue his audience and made them view this problem as their own and think otherwise. He wants to deport those who are “threats to security”, “felons not families”, “Criminals not children” and that is what most Americans support and the ones who did not, hopefully, did after listening and understanding the meaning behind the speech. President further familiarize the audience with an immigrant student named Astrid Silva who didn’t speak English when she
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