Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform in El Paso

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 12:47 pm

The President’s remarks on immigration reform, happening live from El Paso, Texas right now, reflect a return to promises made during the 2008 campaign, with the experience of a Presidency that has focused on border and workplace enforcement and deportations more than building the coalition for reform. I’m going to put the entire, 3,300-plus word [...]

Obama’s Immigration Speech Assigns Blame to GOP

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 10:45 am

President Obama delivered a long speech today at American University, arguing for a comprehensive immigration bill in an address seemingly designed to put pressure on Republicans for opposing such reforms. The address began with the President listing the numerous accomplishments from immigrants throughout history, from “Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel and Sergey Brin’s Google,” to the [...]

1 Down, 34 To Go: Legal Immigrant Waiting Period Stripped

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 6:38 am

Jon Walker made a list this week of 35 ways to improve the Senate health care bill. This was #30: Make all legal immigrants eligible for all public health care programs right away, instead of creating a five year wait. Under current law, legal immigrants are subject to a 5-year waiting period before accessing programs [...]

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