In an op-ed for The Tennessean, President Obama discusses his executive actions to help make America's immigration system smarter and fairer -- and why we still need Congress to pass a common-sense law to fix the system.
On Monday, December 8, I was honored to join Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, at the Mayors Summit on Immigration Implementation, hosted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mayors from large and small cities around the country came to participate, and it was a pleasure to meet with them and discuss the important work ahead.
Eighteen months after the Senate passed a comprehensive, commonsense bill on immigration reform with bipartisan support; House Republicans still don’t have a plan to fix our broken system.
The ability to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace provided by the Affordable Care Act is open again. The deadline to enroll for coverage starting January 1, 2015 is December 15, 2014, and the deadline to enroll for coverage for the rest of 2015 is February 15, 2015.
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have grabbed the attention of the nation and the world, and have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities that they protect.
In his State of the Union address, the President laid out his vision for America to win the future. The President made it clear that the most important contest we face today is not between Democrats and Republicans, but rather America’s contest with competitors across the globe for the jobs and industries of the future.
To win that contest and secure prosperity for Hispanics and all Americans, we have to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world. The Hispanic community plays an integral part of that plan to win the future.
Since taking office, every issue the Obama Administration has addressed has been of vital importance to the Hispanic community, from promoting job creation to making sure that every American has access to quality health care, to reforms that strengthen education for all Americans, to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform while standing up for the civil rights of all Americans.
This is your one-stop shop for what the Obama Administration is doing related to the Hispanic community and is a place where you can see the work of some of the Hispanic appointees across the Obama Administration.