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White House Promotes Pathways for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
(245 KB - 12/14/2011)
Blog from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encourages candidates to apply for USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR). EIR is part of the White House’s “Start Up America” initiative designed to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate U.S. entrepreneurship. AILA Doc. No. 11121469.
AILA Doc. No. 11121469.
White House Releases Immigration Action Update (11/22/11)
(81 KB - 11/22/2011)
White House Immigration Action Update e-newsletter circulated on 11/22/11 covers prosecutorial discretion, the asylum clock, synopses from discussions with various groups on immigration, UPIL stakeholder engagement, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11112268.
AILA Doc. No. 11112268.
White House Blog on Government and Stakeholders Finding Solutions Together
(86 KB - 10/25/2011)
White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz reflects on the solutions-oriented dialogue between government and stakeholders at the Ombudsman’s Office Annual Conference, which focused on ways to improve the delivery of immigration and citizenship services. AILA Doc. No. 11102563.
AILA Doc. No. 11102563.
White House Blog on Using Prosecutorial Discretion to Maximize Public Safety
(26 KB - 8/18/2011)
White House blog announcing that DHS, along with DOJ, will be reviewing the current deportation caseload to clear out low-priority cases in order to better focus enforcement resources on removing individuals who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk. AILA Doc. No. 11081868.
AILA Doc. No. 11081868.
White House Blog about Reform, Enforcement, and Removals under the Obama Administration
(222 KB - 8/17/2011)
White House blog post on the Administration’s efforts to improve the immigration system, in the absence of reform legislation, by making enforcement smarter and more effective. The blog addresses Secure Communities and statistics on the removal of individuals from the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11081765.
AILA Doc. No. 11081765.
White House Releases 8/16/11 Immigration Action Update
(114 KB - 8/16/2011)
White House Immigration Action Update e-newsletter circulated on 8/16/11 covers recent meetings held with representatives from various immigrant communities, updates on immigrant integration listening sessions, the one-year anniversary of the Blue Campaign, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11081664.
AILA Doc. No. 11081664.
USCIS Invitation to President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Listening and Action Session
(68 KB - 8/2/2011)
USCIS invitation, posted on behalf of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, for a Jobs and Competitiveness Listening and Action Session on 8/2/11 at 1:00 PM Eastern. The invitation provides additional information and instructions for joining the engagement. AILA Doc. No. 11080263.
AILA Doc. No. 11080263.
White House Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime Fact Sheet
(62 KB - 7/25/2011)
White House fact sheet on President Obama’s Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime (TOC), which seeks to reduce transnational organized crime from a national security threat to a manageable public safety problem. AILA Doc. No. 11072531.
AILA Doc. No. 11072531.
White House Releases Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime
(852 KB - 7/25/2011)
President Obama’s July 2011 Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, released by the White House on 7/25/11, establishes priority actions aimed at reducing transnational organized crime from a national security threat to a manageable public safety problem. AILA Doc. No. 11072530.
AILA Doc. No. 11072530.
White House Blog Highlights Administration Support for the DREAM Act
(67 KB - 7/6/2011)
White House blog post highlights portions of testimony given by top Administration officials who expressed their support for the DREAM Act at a hearing held on 6/28/11 by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security. AILA Doc. No. 11070633.
AILA Doc. No. 11070633.
White House Launches Website to Engage the Hispanic Community
White House website providing information about the work of the Obama Administration with respect to the Hispanic community, as well as the work of some of the Hispanic appointees within the Administration. AILA Doc. No. 11070663.
AILA Doc. No. 11070663.
White House/USCIS Teleconference Invitation on the President’s Agenda and the Hispanic Community
(227 KB - 7/6/2011)
White House/USCIS invitation to participate in one of the conference calls that the White House will host over the summer to discuss President Obama’s agenda and the Hispanic Community. Additional information and RSVP instructions are included. AILA Doc. No. 11070662.
AILA Doc. No. 11070662.
White House Blog on Immigrant Integration
(241 KB - 6/1/2011)
White House blog about a group of community leaders recognized as Champions of Change, and the work that they do to help immigrants and refugees successfully integrate and thrive in their communities. AILA Doc. No. 11060169.
AILA Doc. No. 11060169.
White House Blog on Immigration Roundtables
(272 KB - 6/1/2011)
White House blog about the conversations that people are having across the country in response to President Obama’s May 10th call to action to fix America’s broken immigration system in which he asked Americans to elevate the debate on this issue. AILA Doc. No. 11060165.
AILA Doc. No. 11060165.
White House Toolkit for Creating a National Conversation about Immigration
(278 KB - 5/24/2011)
White House toolkit provides resources for members of the public to host a conversation in their respective communities about fixing America’s broken immigration system. The kit includes hosting instructions, a sign-in sheet, a feedback template, and FAQs. AILA Doc. No. 11052463.
AILA Doc. No. 11052463.
White House Blog Responding to the Public on Immigration Reform
(46 KB - 5/24/2011)
White House blog post summarizing and responding to public feedback on questions regarding immigration and America’s competitiveness, the biggest challenges to reforming America’s immigration system, and encouraging bipartisan debate to move forward on reform. AILA Doc. No. 11052462.
AILA Doc. No. 11052462.
White House Blog on Entrepreneurs as Key to Fixing Our Immigration System
(142 KB - 5/18/2011)
White House blog highlights a 5/12/11 roundtable discussion on fixing our immigration system so it works for the 21st Century economy, which included calls for clarity on the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs and simpler rules to navigate the legal immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 11051836.
AILA Doc. No. 11051836.
White House Announces Support for President’s Commitment to Immigration Reform
(50 KB - 5/12/2011)
White House press release providing statements expressing support for President Obama’s commitment to fix America's broken immigration system from business leaders, elected officials, civic leaders, and immigration reform advocates. AILA Doc. No. 11051267.
AILA Doc. No. 11051267.
White House Blog Recapping the President’s 5/10/11 Immigration Speech in El Paso
(274 KB - 5/11/2011)
White House blog post providing a recap of the speech delivered by President Obama on 5/10/11 in El Paso, TX, in which he discussed the need for immigration reform in order to meet America's 21st century economic and security needs. AILA Doc. No. 11051177.
AILA Doc. No. 11051177.
White House Blog on the President’s Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System
(225 KB - 5/11/2011)
White House blog post on President Obama’s efforts aimed at fixing our broken immigration system to address 21st century economic and security needs, and on the Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System released by the Obama Administration on 5/10/11. AILA Doc. No. 11051176.
AILA Doc. No. 11051176.
President Obama Outlines Vision for 21st Century Immigration Reform (Updated 5/11/11)
Information and resources relating to President Obama’s 5/10/11 speech on immigration reform and the release of the Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System by the White House. AILA Doc. No. 11051168.
AILA Doc. No. 11051168.
White House Blog on the President’s Immigration Speech and Engaging Americans in the Debate
(241 KB - 5/10/2011)
White House blog post about President Obama’s 5/10/11 speech on immigration in El Paso, TX, with details for watching the speech live at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The blog also includes an invitation and information for the public to join a national conversation on immigration. AILA Doc. No. 11051063.
AILA Doc. No. 11051063.
President Obama’s 5/10/11 Remarks on Immigration and Border Security Delivered in El Paso (Updated 5/10/11)
(77 KB - 5/10/2011)
A transcript of President Obama’s 5/10/11 remarks in which he addresses the importance of fixing our broken immigration system and calls on Americans to participate in a constructive national conversation on this issue. White House background on the speech is attached. AILA Doc. No. 11051061.
AILA Doc. No. 11051061.
White House Readout of President’s Meeting with CHC Members Regarding Immigration (Updated 5/4/11)
(74 KB - 5/4/2011)
White House readout of President Obama’s 5/3/11 meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in which the President and CHC members agreed on the goal of fixing the broken immigration system through legislative action. The meeting announcement is attached. AILA Doc. No. 11050330.
AILA Doc. No. 11050330.
White House Summary of the President’s Meeting with Influential Hispanics about Immigration
(51 KB - 4/29/2011)
Readout of President Obama’s 4/28/11 meeting with influential Hispanics on fixing the broken immigration system, during which the President reiterated his commitment to CIR. The meeting announcement and background on the Administration’s immigration policy also is attached. AILA Doc. No. 11042865.
AILA Doc. No. 11042865.
President Obama Addresses Immigration Reform at the Facebook Townhall
(46 KB - 4/21/2011)
Transcript of President Obama’s remarks to an immigration-related question during a live Facebook Townhall meeting on April 20, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11042133.
AILA Doc. No. 11042133.
White House Blog Post on Creating a 21st Century Immigration System
White House blog post about President Obama’s commitment to reforming immigration laws to meet 21st Century economic and security needs, and his belief in working together with Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and others on immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 11042034.
AILA Doc. No. 11042034.
White House Fact Sheet on President Obama’s Plan to Fix Our Broken Immigration System
(34 KB - 1/28/2011)
White House fact sheet released after the 2011 State of the Union Address on President Obama’s plan to win the future by fixing our broken immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 11012861.
AILA Doc. No. 11012861.
White House Blog: Immigration & Winning the Future
A White House Blog post that breaks down President Obama’s call in his 2011 State of the Union address to reform America’s broken immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 11012860.
AILA Doc. No. 11012860.
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