For Immediate Release August 6, 2009
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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Democratic and Republican state and local officials from all over the country are speaking out about the need for commonsense immigration reform. See what officials from the southern United States had to say.
Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, President Obama is continuing to make progress. Of the 23 executive actions the President announced as part of his plan to keep our kids and communities safer, the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 21 of 23 executive actions.
Independent analysts underscore that commonsense immigration reform is good for the budget, good for the solvency of Social Security, and good for economic growth.
Alan B. Krueger is the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors