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The late news on local station WCVB/Ch.5 was delayed 16 minutes, because they’d aired President Obama’s prime-time address. Transcription of the video, as reported by Jorge Quiroga:
CHELSEA, Mass. —Chelsea proudly calls itself a city of immigrants.
There are thousands living and working there illegally, and on Thursday night Pres. Barack Obama gave them a reason to smile and cry tears of joy.
At Tito’s Bakery, they watched Obama on TV and his speech was translated in Spanish.
“I think it’s amazing,” Maria Belen said. “I think its six years too late.”
Lourdes Alvarado Chavez remembers her own good fortune.
“I came to this country when I was 11, and my parents became resident aliens when in 1986 amnesty came out.”
Obama said neither amnesty nor a path to citizenship is being offered…
Many were smiling ear to ear even though Obama’s executive order is only temporary and could be overturned after he leaves office.
Speaking of (not-joyful) tears, the GOP was pre-outraged, as reported by Betsy Woodruff at Slate:
Conservatives hate everything about the president’s imminent immigration move, starting with its timing, and one House member is hinting that the executive action could result in impeachment, and maybe even prison time….
Not so outraged as to consider delaying their Thanksgiving recess by a few hours, though, so they must not consider it that important.
Apart from waiting for a possible Friday doc-dump (from the Ferguson grand jury, for instance), what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the week?