Protesters gather at President Obama's speech in Las Vegas
As the president took the stage in Las Vegas, his supporters and critics were in full force. When the speech was over, they had plenty to say.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As the president took the stage in Las Vegas, his supporters and critics were in full force. When the speech was over, they had plenty to say.
"It is important because compehensive immigration reform is long overdue, he promised that he will deliver and the Republican party future depends on them passing this bill," said Dulce Matuz.
Many were pleased by what they saw as the President's strong committment to immigration reform.
"He put a lot of pressure on the bipartisan group of senators he said look I'm willing to wait and encouraging you to move forward but if you don't make progress soon enough I'm gonna get involved with my own bill and I just like the urgency that he brought to it," said Frank Sharry, Director of America's.
But there are others who feel very differently. Protesters lined up outside the event at Del Sol High School.
"I am here to defend our culture and our commonwealth and America and people like President Obama are committing an act of tyranny," said Raymond Herrera.
But not all Republicans disagree with the President's message.
David Gibbs, the former chairman of the Clark County Republicans said the proposed immigration reform described today is really coming from Congress.
"He's been talking about it and talking about it and never doing anything about it and now that a bipartisan group of senators has come with a bill, the President's going "Hey, I'm on board too!" said Gibbs.
Now, both sides are left waiting to see if the President's words will turn into action.