President Barack Obama, addressing a news conference on his new immigration policy Friday, grew visibly annoyed when a man interrupted with a sharp question.
"Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?" asked a man identified as Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, a conservative news website in Washington.
A plainly irritated Obama said, "Excuse me, sir, it's not time for questions, sir, not while I'm speaking."
As he was wrapping up his remarks, Obama looked at Munro and said: "And the answer to your question, sir -- and the next time I'd prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question -- is this is the right thing to do for the American people."
Munro could still be seen interrupting him -- an unusual spectacle for a White House news conference -- and Obama said, "I didn't ask for an argument. I'm answering your question."
Obama did not take further questions and ignored the one asked as he walked away: "What about American workers who are unemployed while you import foreigners?"
The plan Obama outlined Friday would halt the deportation of young illegal immigrants who came to the country as children, are in school or have graduated or served in the armed forces, and have no criminal history.
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