President Obama questioned about immigration and Fast and Furious at Univision town hall
President Obama questioned by Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.
September 20th, 2012
08:51 PM ET

President Obama questioned about immigration and Fast and Furious at Univision town hall

Miami, FL (CNN) - President Barack Obama flew to Miami on Thursday to try to shore up Latino support in a town hall forum broadcast by the Spanish language network Univision.

Before an audience of 700 Spanish speakers – half college students - at the “Meet the Candidates” forum, Obama defended his record on immigration and tried to explain why his administration did not fulfill a 2008 campaign promise to tackle comprehensive reform in his first year in office.

“When we talked about immigration reform in the first year, that was before the economy was on the verge of collapse … the stock market was collapsing. And so my first priority, was making sure we prevented us from going into a great depression.”

Univision host Jorge Ramos pressed Obama on his pledge, saying “a promise is a promise.” FULL POST

President's day ahead: Sunshine State dreamin'
September 20th, 2012
07:49 AM ET

President's day ahead: Sunshine State dreamin'

President Obama is back on the campaign trail Thursday, planning to make two stops in the battleground state of Florida. In the early afternoon, the president will participate in a Univision town hall - the same forum Mitt Romney attended Wednesday. Then in the evening, Obama will head just north to Tampa for a high-dollar closed-door fundraiser. That confab - which costs donors upwards of $40,000 a person to attend - is the second major fundraiser for the president this week to be held behind closed doors.

Obama's full schedule:

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