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President Obama To Hold Immigration Town Hall Meeting In Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida is in for a presidential visit next week.

President Obama will visit Miami on Wednesday, February 25th to attend an immigration town-hall style meeting at Florida International University's main campus.

Immigration has always been a hot topic in South Florida and continues to be even though a Texas judge temporarily blocked the president's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.

About a third of the immigrants now living in the United States illegally would be eligible for temporary protection if Obama's latest orders are upheld in court, either because they were brought to the U.S. as children or because their own children have legal status in the country.

Despite the legal setbacks, President Obama plans to forge ahead by speaking directly to the immigrant community that must now endure this latest delay to protections from deportation.

The nationally televised event, hosted by Miami-based Telemundo and MSNBC anchor José Díaz-Balart, will be in English and Spanish.

Tickets designated for FIU will be made available to students.

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