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President Barack Obama addressed immigration reform at the Hispanic Caucus conference on Thursday night. He was interrupted by a heckler who was clearly not happy with the administration's lack of action on the issue.

President Barack Obama addressed immigration reform at the Hispanic Caucus conference on Thursday night. He was interrupted by a heckler who was clearly not happy with the administration's lack of action on the issue (see the video at 7:17 minutes). 

With elections around the corner, the president is walking a fine line.

"You have people on the President's left saying 'You're too weak; you have not gone far enough on immigration as he should,'" says Politico's Seung Min Kim. "And then you have Republicans to his right."

Obama is not running for reelection, but every U.S. president wants a legacy, Kim says. 

"He has always had a complicated relationship with the Latino community, and this is one thing he has to make to make inroads with Latino voters," Kim says.

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