A White House-backed immigration overhaul is working its way through Congress. The bill would remake immigration laws, enhance border security and put the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally on a path to citizenship.
Obama opened his remarks by pointing out what he called “a sign of warmth” from the audience gathered in the East Room of the White House — a lipstick smear on his collar. He pinned the blame on the aunt of Jessica Sanchez, a runner-up on the talent show “American Idol,” who was in the audience.
“I do not want to be in trouble with Michelle,” Obama said in a joking reference to the first lady, “so I’m calling you out.”