Speaking at a White House Cinco de Mayo celebration, President Obama said the failure of his administration to get an immigration reform bill passed through congress was one of the “most frustrating aspects” of his presidency. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday (May 5) that his administration's failure to get an immigration reform bill passed through congress was one of the "most frustrating aspects" of his presidency Obama made the comments during a White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Appearing at what he reminded attendees was his final celebration of the Mexican holiday as president, Obama was greeted with chants of "four more years!". Obama told the audience he could not run again not only because of the U.S. Constitution, but also because "Michelle will not allow that", referring to First Lady, Michelle Obama. "The fact that we weren't able to get it through Congress has been one of the most frustrating aspects of my Presidency," said Obama of immigration reform. Executive action he has taken to improve the immigration process should make it easier to pass a bill during the next Congress, Obama said.