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AUSTIN-- Hundreds of people packed into the Paramount Theatre in Austin to hear President Barack Obama Thursday.

He focused on the economy but outside a handful of protesters demanded he talk about immigration reform and the border crisis.

President Barack Obama updated people on the progress his administration h

as made to build economic security for middle class Americans. He said he'll continue doing everything in his power to expand economic opportunities for all Americans.

"We're fighting for opportunity for all and the idea that no matter who your are and what you look like and where you come from and who you love if you work hard in America if you work hard in Austin, if you work hard in Texas you can make it here."

The President said Republicans in Congress have failed to act on a number of key issues.

Once the President highlighted a number of positive changes since he took office he told the audience to keep hope alive."There's no denying a simple truth America deserves a raise and if you work full time in this country you shouldn't live in poverty."

"Hope is what gave young people the strength to march for women's rights and civil rights and voting rights and gay rights and immigration rights."

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