POLITICS
11/25/2014 06:58 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2014

Obama Interrupted By Hecklers During Immigration Speech

Speaking Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois about his decision to provide deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants, President Barack Obama was repeatedly interrupted by immigration activists.

During the speech, Obama said deportations should be targeting criminals, not working parents.

"Sorry Mr. President, but that has been a lie," yelled one heckler. "You have deported families."

"Not one more," chanted another. "Stop deportations."

"I heard you. Now I've been respectful. I let you holler. Nobody's removing you," Obama said. "But you've got to listen to me too."

"You're absolutely right that that there have been significant numbers of deportations. That's true," Obama said. "But what you're not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law."

He continued, "Though I understand why you might have yelled at me a month ago, although I disagree with some of your characterizations, it doesn't make much sense to yell at me right now when we're making changes."

Hecklers continued to yell, prompting some in the audience to hush them.

"It's good to be back in Chicago, because everybody's got something to say," Obama joked.

Watch the exchange above.

Read more on Obama's immigration action here.

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