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  • 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.

  • Honoring the Legacy of Immigrants Serving in the Armed Forces

    The success of our military, and indeed, our nation as a whole, is rooted in the dynamism, courage and sacrifice demonstrated by generations of immigrants who have answered the call of duty.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: “You Can Make it Here if You Try”

    Weekly Wrap Up: Remarks on the Economy, Affordable Health Care for Texans, Business Leaders and Immigration Reform, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, White House Tours Resume, Celebrating Diwali, and "Careers in Film Symposium."

  • The Time is Now: President Obama Meets with Business Leaders on Immigration Reform

    In a meeting with the President and Vice President at the White House, a group of top U.S. business leaders discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform to bolster U.S. economic growth, and improve the climate for business and job creation.

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Survivors Can’t Afford to Wait

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, but I want to make sure immigrant survivors are not forgotten by shedding light on the important ways in which sensible immigration reform that has already passed the Senate will protect victims and hold abusers accountable.

  • Once Undocumented, Now an Immigrant Advocate

    As a first-generation American whose own family emigrated from the Philippines, I always relish the opportunity to hear personal stories of immigration. As Filipino American History Month comes to a close, I want to share a story from Angelo Mathay, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law fellow at the National Immigration Law Center.

  • Combating Domestic Violence and Other Forms of Violence Against Women

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status (U visas) for immigrant victims of crime, including domestic violence, for the fourth straight year since it began issuing U visas in 2008.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: "Improving"

    The weekly wrap up: addressing, talking immigration reform, the White House goes pink, and meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

  • Working Together to Improve Immigration Services

    Bringing together nearly 300 participants from across the country, the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman office's third annual conference focused on ways we can work together to improve immigration services at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • President Obama: We Should Pass Immigration Reform, and We Should Do It this Year

    Common-sense immigration reform will secure our borders; modernize our legal immigration system; provide a pathway to earned, legalized citizenship; grow our economy; strengthen our middle class; and reduce our deficits.