Julie Chavez Rodriguez serves as Deputy Director of Public Engagement. Over the past two years, Julie has served as the White House’s primary liaison to the Latino community and on immigration related issues. In this role, she has coordinated the White House’s efforts surrounding commonsense immigration reform and outreach to the Latino community on the Affordable Care Act, jobs and the economy, and education reform, among other Presidential priorities. Prior to joining the White House, Julie served as the Director of Youth Employment at the Department of the Interior and the Deputy Press Secretary to former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Before joining the Administration, Julie served as the Director of Programs at the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.
The President and the Vice President hosted a meeting today in the Oval Office with young immigrants, also known as DREAMers, as well as with the siblings and spouses of undocumented immigrants, to hear directly from people whose families are affected daily by our nation’s broken immigration system.
Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writes an op-ed encouraging people to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Luis Miranda, the former Director of Hispanic Media for the White House Office of Communications, shares his immigration story, which begins with a young, undocumented kid, and end in the White House.
Following President Obama's remarks in Las Vegas about fixing our broken immigration system, a number of leaders across the nation issued statements applauding the President for his leadership.
An Obama Administration official explains what it means to her family as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz is designated a National Monument
Office of Public Engagement Associate Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez along with other Senior Administration officials from the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development and the Domestic Policy Council participate in a briefing to discuss issues related to migrant health, education, work protections, and immigration.