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Obama: Immigration Will Be Solved When There’s A ‘President Rodriguez’

During a town hall on immigration Monday on MSNBC, President Obama told the audience that immigration would eventually be solved because there will be a "President Rodriguez." 

Obama led into his response by saying that one thing he's definitely learned during his time in office is that the president must be "the president of all the people, not just some." He then said that "over the long term" immigration would be solved "because at some point there's going to be a President Rodriguez or there's going to be a President Chen." His remarks were met with hearty applause.

 Now, let me get the broader question that you asked, which is, what would I ask for the next president of the United States. One of the things I've learned in this position is that as the only office in which you are the president of all the people, not just some, you have to be thinking not just in terms of short-term politics, you have to be thinking about what's good for the country over the long term.

Now, over the long term, this is going to get solved because at some point there's going to be a President Rodriguez or there’s going to be a President Chen, or there's going to be —

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