RETRACTION: In writing this article in 2016, The Western Journal relied on secondary news sources instead of going to the primary video, which is a violation of our Ethics and Editorial Standards. These outlets relied on edited versions of the interview to support their assertions, and our editorial standards demanded the inclusion of Obama’s full response, as we recognize his answer was complex and not immediately clear. Shortly after the statement alluded to in the original headline, then-President Barack Obama made it clear that illegal immigrants cannot legally vote in the U.S.
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