After a defeat on immigration plans in Washington with the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama is in the Bay Area for a two-day visit.
Air Force One touched down at Moffett Field just after 5 p.m. Thursday. Then the President took off in Marine One to Crissy Field in San Francisco, where he was then spotted having dinner at 25 Lusk in the South of Market neighborhood.
The President is set to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford on Friday. He is staying overnight at the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel.
Barricades are set up on Howard Street near 5th Street and road closures around the Moscone Center are in effect until Friday afternoon. As expected, security at the hotel is tight.
The President made his way to the hotel to a crowd of onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of him.
"He's the President," said Nathan Handler of San Francisco. "It's not every day you get to see him in your own backyard."
"They said Obama is coming and it's not often to see the President in action," said Lars Butzmann of Germany.
The President arrived in the Bay Area just hours after the Supreme Court blocked his immigration reforms. Immigrant rights advocates rallied for the president to take stronger action calling for a moratorium on deportations.
"Deportations continue to happen even though these relief programs aren't moving forward," said Sandy Valenciano of the Free SF Coalition. "That's very disappointing and unfortunate for us. We know he has the power to put an end to deportations and we are here demanding that from him."
Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese also expressed disappointment over the immigration ruling. He and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo were among those on the tarmac to greet President Obama at Moffett Field.
President Obama walked down the steps of Air Force One with South Bay Congresswoman Anna Eschoo. On Friday, he is expected to speak to a crowd of 700 at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford. He also plans to meet with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and participate in a Facebook Live Chat.
After the summit, the president is expected to leave on Air Force One in Moffett Field at 1:35 p.m.