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2011

  • White House Releases “Beyond the Border Action Plan” (Updated 12/9/11) (12/9/2011)
    “Beyond the Board Action Plan” from President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper released on 12/7/11, which articulates a shared approach to security that addresses threats within, at, and away from the borders, while also expediting lawful trade and travel.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120870.
  • Presidential Report on Proposed Refugee Admissions FY2012(350 KB - 11/18/2011)
    Presidential report to Congress on the proposed refugee admissions for FY2012. The report describes the nature of the refugee situation, admission numbers, plans for resettlement, demographics, other countries' policies, impact on U.S. foreign policy, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11181122.
  • President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Addresses Immigration in Interim Report(4263 KB - 10/14/2011)
    An October 2011 interim report by the President’s Jobs Council, which discusses high-skilled immigration and the EB-5 program, and proposes addressing talent needs with reforms that will allow the most promising foreign-born entrepreneurs to remain in or relocate to the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101430.
  • Presidential Proclamation Designating Constitution Week(32 KB - 9/26/2011)
    A Presidential Proclamation made by President Obama, officially designating September 17, 2011, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and September 17 through September 23, 2011, as Constitution Week.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092660.
  • President Obama Grants DED Extension for Liberians(43 KB - 8/16/2011)
    An 8/16/11 Presidential Memorandum granting an 18-month extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and authorizing employment for Liberian nationals who are currently in the U.S. under the existing grant of DED, through 3/31/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081631.
  • Presidential Determination on Refugee and Migration Needs Related to the Horn of Africa(21 KB - 8/10/2011)
    An 8/8/11 memorandum from President Obama for the Secretary of State, on furnishing assistance from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs related to the Horn of Africa.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081067.
  • President Orders the Creation of an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board(60 KB - 8/4/2011)
    An 8/4/11 Presidential Study Directive by President Obama directing the creation of an interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and corresponding interagency review to coordinate a government-wide approach for the prevention of, and response to, mass atrocities and genocide.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080423.
  • President Suspends the Entry of Individuals Who Commit Serious Human Rights Violations(51 KB - 8/4/2011)
    An 8/4/11 Presidential Proclamation made by President Obama proclaiming that the entry into the U.S., as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of individuals who participate in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations, as well as other specified abuses, is suspended.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080422.
  • Executive Order Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations(64 KB - 7/25/2011)
    An Executive Order by President Obama, dated 7/24/11, establishing a sanctions program to block the property of significant transnational criminal organizations, and providing the criteria for the blocking of persons designated under the order.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072534.
  • White House Memo on Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations(59 KB - 7/25/2011)
    A 7/25/11 White House memorandum from President Obama to Congress, reporting a new Executive Order to declare a national emergency with respect to the threat that significant transnational criminal organizations pose to the U.S., and block the property of such groups.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072533.
  • President Suspends Entry of Individuals Subject to UN Security Council Travel Bans(72 KB - 7/25/2011)
    Presidential Proclamation made by President Obama, dated 7/25/11, suspending the entry of those individuals who are subject to UN Security Council travel bans and/or sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072532.
  • President Outlines Role for the Hispanic Community in Winning the Future (7/6/2011)
    A White House document dated March 2011 and titled, “Winning the Future: President Obama’s Agenda and the Hispanic Community,” outlining the integral part that the Hispanic community plays in the President’s agenda to win the future.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070664.
  • Presidential Memorandum on Unexpected Refugee Needs Related to Libya and Côte d'Ivoire(210 KB - 6/29/2011)
    A 6/9/11 Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State authorizing assistance for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs related to the humanitarian crises resulting from the violence in Libya and Côte d'Ivoire.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062962.
  • Executive Order Establishes SelectUSA Initiative to Encourage Global Investment in the U.S.(34 KB - 6/28/2011)
    Executive Order signed by President Obama on 6/15/11, establishing the SelectUSA Initiative, a government-wide initiative to attract and retain investment in the American economy by encouraging and facilitating optimal business investment in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062867.
  • White House Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System(3996 KB - 5/11/2011)
    White House May 2011 Blueprint summarizes the Obama Administration’s border security and enforcement efforts to date, discusses the economic benefits of immigration reform, and outlines the President Obama’s vision for a 21st century immigration policy.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051175.
  • Presidential Memorandum on Regulatory Compliance(30 KB - 3/31/2011)
    A 1/18/11 Presidential Memorandum from President Obama for the heads of executive departments and agencies, directing the public disclosure of information concerning the agencies’ regulatory compliance and enforcement activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 11033166.
  • President Proclaims the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire(29 KB - 3/29/2011)
    Presidential Proclamation made by President Obama, proclaiming March 25, 2011, as the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which was responsible for the deaths of nearly 150 workers who were mostly recent immigrants of Jewish and Italian descent.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032964.
  • OMB Letter: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review(94 KB - 3/22/2011)
    A 2/2/11 letter from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the heads of executive departments and agencies and independent agencies, offering guidance on Executive Order 13563, which includes the development of a preliminary plan for retrospective regulatory review.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032261.
  • Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review(92 KB - 3/17/2011)
    Executive Order signed by President Obama on 1/18/11, directing agencies to review existing regulations that “may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.”
    AILA Doc. No. 11031732.
  • Presidential Memorandum on Unexpected Refugee Needs Related to Cote d’Ivoire(214 KB - 3/16/2011)
    A 3/7/11 Presidential Memorandum from President Obama to the Secretary of State authorizing assistance for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs related to the humanitarian crisis resulting from unrest in Cote d’Ivoire.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031663.
  • Presidential Memorandum on Unexpected Refugee Needs Related to Libya(66 KB - 3/7/2011)
    A 3/7/11 Presidential Memorandum from President Obama to the Secretary of State authorizing assistance for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs related to the humanitarian crisis resulting from violence in Libya.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030733.
 
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