When President George W. Bush became the first sitting president to ever speak at a Miami Dade College, he pushed the mostly Hispanic student body to fight for immigration reform and volunteer their time for causes they believed in. "Our armies of compassion need men and women like you," he said. "The great test of this generation will be how you answer the call to extend the promise of America, and make our nation a more hopeful place for all." In a time when his approval ratings were low due to the Iraq War, and his opponents were protesting outside, Bush's speech "wasn't right wing or partisan," recalled Chris Miles, student government president at the time. "He talked about things he deeply cared about."
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