WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s final Cinco de Mayo reception at the White House seemed more a celebration of him than of the holiday.
Obama entered the East Room to chants of “Four more years.” He responded that the Constitution doesn’t allow it and neither would his wife, Michelle.
As he left the room someone shouted, “We miss you already.”
Obama talked about rising high school and college graduation rates for Latinos and the 700,000 so-called DREAMers — immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — he says have benefited from his policies.
He says his inability to overhaul immigration law is “one of the most frustrating aspects of my presidency.”
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at Puebla on May 5, 1862.
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