Trump border speech reiterates key points of Obama's 2014 immigration reform address


    President Obama speaks in 2014 and President Trump speaks in 2019. (Photos: The Obama White House/Youtube, CNN Newsource)

    WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Trump's prime-time Oval Office address bore a few similarities to President Obama's 2014 Rose Garden speech on immigration reform. Most strikingly, both referred to the respective situations on the border as a "humanitarian crisis."

    Additionally, both emphasized the threat illegal immigration poses to children, and both encouraged Congress to take responsibility to solve the problem.

    In his address, Trump used several examples of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants to support his argument for a physical border wall. President Obama didn't mention a physical barrier or wall, but explained possible legislative and legal reforms to the immigration system.


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