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Posted byon September 15, 2014 at 3:51 PM EST
Our border has been and remains more secure than it has been in decades. Earlier this year, we saw an influx of Central American migrants including unaccompanied children and adults with children in one isolated area of our border, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas but the Administration took decisive action and the situation is improving.
Posted byon July 16, 2014 at 5:39 PM EST
With the first-ever White House National Convening on Immigrant and Refugee Integration shining a spotlight on the incredible achievements of organizations and showcasing examples of cities and state organizations doing great things to strengthen our nation’s economic and civic life, the President is confident in our ability to welcome and support individuals working to achieve the American Dream.
Posted byon July 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM EST
El Presidente se reune con las autoridades locales, con los líderes religiosos y con el gobernador de Texas, Rick Perry para hablar sobre la crisis en la frontera. El Presidente describe de los componentes cruciales de la crisis en curso: se está produciendo un aumento de niños no acompañados y de niños con adultos en una zona concentrada en la frontera, el Valle del Río Grande; y muchos de estos niños y sus padres no buscan eludir la aplicación de la ley, sino que están siendo detenidos en gran número.
Posted byon July 10, 2014 at 4:27 PM EST
After meeting with local officials, faith leaders, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama delivered a statement on the humanitarian situation at the border.
Posted byon July 4, 2014 at 1:35 PM EST
President Obama welcomes 25 service members to the White House on the 4th of July for a naturalization ceremony.
Posted byon June 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM EST
In the Rose Garden, President Obama reiterated his commitment to immigration reform and reproached House Republicans for their unwillingness to confront this important issue.
Posted byon June 20, 2014 at 2:12 PM EST
Luis von Ahn speaks about his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur, and how immigration reform would allow America to remain a magnet for countless other brilliant innovators who dream of making a big impact here.
Posted byon June 19, 2014 at 1:34 PM EST
At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, truly remarkable “Makers” showed off how access to new technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and desktop machine tools are enabling more Americans to design and build just about anything. Even though these remarkable innovators are making in America, they weren’t all born here.
Posted byon June 18, 2014 at 6:52 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 50 new Americans at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and discusses the need for common-sense immigration reform.
Posted byon June 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM EST
Every foreign-born graduate with an advanced STEM degree is associated with, on average, 2.6 jobs for American workers. By some estimates, immigration was responsible for one-third of the growth in patenting in past decades, and these innovations contributed to increasing U.S. GDP by 2.4 percent.