On Board: Behind the Scenes with the President & The First Lady at Robben Island
Go behind the scenes with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they visit Robben Island. From the 1960s through the 1990s, this Island housed a maximum security prison. Many of the prisoners there were activists who worked to bring down Apartheid, the South African government’s policies that discriminated against people of color including Nelson Mandela and current South African President Jacob Zuma. Narrated by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. June 30, 2013
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visited Friday with a group of protesters who are fasting in an effort to pressure Congress to pass an immigration bill.
The Obamas praised organizers Eliseo Medina and Dae Joong Yoon and thanked “all of the fasters for their sacrifice and dedication, and told them that the country is behind them on immigration reform,” according to a White House statement.
Obama’s comments were inaudible to a pool of reporters.
The president said “it is not a question of whether immigration reform will pass, but how soon,” according to a White House statement. “He said that the only thing standing in the way is politics, and it is the commitment to change from advocates like these brave fasters that will help pressure the House to finally act.”
Photo Credits: (@Fast4Families), (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)
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The Obama family visits former President Nelson Mandela’s prison cell in South Africa.
"The love Michelle and I and the girls have felt on our arrival, I want to assure you that love is reciprocated and given back in return." —President Obama to the people of Tanzania:http://at.wh.gov/mz4LX