an article published by the Bay Area News Group (BANG).Ju Hong, the protester who called out loud criticism during President Barack Obama's appearance in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, is a former Alameda High School student and athlete, according to
Hong, 24, built a reputation as an immigration reform activist while studying at Laney College and UC Berkeley, the article says.
He was invited to attend the Chinatown speech on immigration reform as one of the young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and ended up standing behind the President on the speaking platform, it says.
When Obama blamed Republicans in Congress for stalling reforms, Hong called out, "I need your help here. There are thousands of families separated. Every single day. You have the power to stop deportations for all," according to a CNN report.
Hong earned high grades, played basketball and ran cross country at Alameda High, the BANG article says.
You may read the complete BANG article here and read the CNN article and see a video that shows Hong making his comments and Obama's response here. Ju Hong's Facebook page about undocumented students is here.
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