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  • No Matter Where You Come From, America Is a Place Where You Can Make It If You Try

    President Obama says that he is committed to fixing our broken immigration system to make sure we continue welcoming striving, hardworking immigrants who see America the same way many of our ancestors did when they came here generations ago -- as a country where no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.

  • Time for Commonsense Immigration Reform

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee explains why now is the time for commonsense immigration reform.

  • White House Welcomes New American Leaders

    In November, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs hosted officials from the New American Leaders Project to discuss immigration, education and healthcare.

  • Welcome New Citizens

    Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, welcomes a special group of new Americans who passed their citizenship test on a second try - new citizens who represent the hard work and determination that America is all about.

  • Fast Action

    In 1968, in the thick of the farmworkers’ struggle to gain basic rights and relief from brutal mistreatment, Cesar Chavez didn’t just march or strike or demonstrate − he fasted in order to raise awareness about his movement and highlight the importance of nonviolent resistance. Today, a new generation of activists is going without all food except water – this time to bring attention to the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Visiting the Fast for Families in Support of Immigration Reform

    A group of activists is fasting to draw attention to the urgent need for immigration reform.

  • What Would President Truman Say About This Congress?

    Right now, our lawmakers are in a position to take action on multiple national measures that would help our economy and millions of Americans. That's not an exaggeration: They could vote tomorrow. And they should.

  • President Obama Welcomes America’s Nine New Nobel Laureates to the White House

    Today, President Obama met with nine of the Nation’s foremost innovators, creative thinkers, and builders of the future—the American recipients of 2013 Nobel Prizes in natural sciences and economics. The President was joined in the meeting by OSTP Director John P. Holdren, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Jason Furman, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall of Sweden, Ambassador Kåre Aas of Norway; and a number of the Nobel Laureates’ family members

  • Vice President Biden Celebrates Citizenship at King Center Naturalization Ceremony

    At a naturalization ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden highlights the Obama Administration’s celebration of citizenship and across the board commitment to passing commonsense immigration reform that includes a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the U.S. today.

  • Working in Coalition to Build a Stronger AAPI Community

    Hosted at the 30-year old Filipino Cultural Center, the White House Initiative on AAPIs Regional Interagency Work Group community, convening in Overland, Kansas, gathered over 40 individuals representing immigrant communities from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.