-- It has been a long road to immigration reform -- and quite a transition for President Obama.
It all started during a 2008 town hall with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.
"I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days," Obama said. "But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible."
Six years later, with President Obama set to deliver a prime time address to announce his executive action on immigration, here is a look at how we got here:
Sept 20, 2012
“As you remind me, my biggest failure is that we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done,” Obama responded. “So we’re going to be continuing to work on that. But it’s not for lack of trying or desire.”
February 14, 2013
June 11, 2013
Sept 6, 2014
"But it's going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration,” he said. And with that the deadline moved.
November 2, 2014
“Hold on, young lady. Hold on a second. Hold on. Hold on. You're a DREAMer, and I gave you relief administratively, and we're going to work on the next one. The Republicans are blocking immigration reform. That's one more reason why we need a Democratic Senate,” he said. “So I support you. I'm with you. I'm with you. I'm with you. And you need to go protest the Republicans. Because I'm not the one blocking it.”