Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sessions’ DACA Announcement Today

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news briefing on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The scheduled briefing was announced late Monday amid mounting pressure over President Trump’s decision on whether to end the Obama-era program. The White House said that an announcement would be made Tuesday as Trump […]

Trump Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall Still Looming

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump is firm in his commitment to construct his proposed border wall. Sanders claimed that the wall, a signature campaign promise during Trump’s 2016 campaign, is vital to the nation’s security and the immigration system. “The President has made no secret that this […]

Guest Blogger: Liz Shuler “Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families”

Next week, people from all over the country will convene in Washington, D.C.—and many more will log in to participate virtually—at a White House Summit on Working Families. Under the banner of “creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans,” we’ll hear from businesses, economists, advocates, workers and, yes, labor leaders to discuss policy […]

Report Suggests Citizenship Will Provide Stronger Economic Benefits than Legalization

The White House released a report on Tuesday listing the economic benefits to earned citizenship for the undocumented immigrants in the US, which included an increase of $1.4 trillion in GDP and about 2 million more jobs. The report also details that over a course of 10 years, providing only legal status and not citizenship […]

Guest Blogger: Javier Palomarez “Broadband is Booming in America”

Let’s talk about good news. It’s called broadband and, as a June 2013 White House report makes clear, there’s a lot to celebrate. Just a few years ago, it was common to lament that America was falling behind Europe and others in terms of broadband access, availability and speed. Today, it’s clear that we’ve not […]

Comentarios from Maria: “The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers”

Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce. For kids, grade school is the time for fun. But, like it or not, even at early ages schools and parents are […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chávez Rodríguez “Broad, bipartisan support for the Senate’s passage of immigration reform”

On Thursday, with a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill, bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system. President Obama congratulated the passage of the Senate’s bill, which is largely consistent with the President’s key principles for commonsense reform. The bill continues to secure our borders; ensures that every […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chávez Rodríguez “Apoyo bipartidista a la aprobación de la reforma migratoria por parte del Senado”

El jueves, con un fuerte voto bipartidista, el Senado aprobó un proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria, lo que nos lleva un paso más cerca de arreglar nuestro sistema de inmigración que no funciona. El Presidente Obama elogió la aprobación del proyecto de ley del Senado, que mayormente guarda consistencia con los principios clave expuestos por el […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “Business Leaders, Law Enforcement Officers, Elected Officials and Others Agree: We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

As President Obama made clear earlier today the bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill being considered by the Senate this week is the best chance we’ve had in years to fix our broken immigration system – in large part because of the diverse and unusual coalition of stakeholders that have come together to support it. That coalition has […]

White House Hosts National “Show and Tell” on the Improvement of Digital Learning

The White House is hosting a National “Show and Tell” this afternoon at 3:30pm EST to demonstrate how classrooms are improving their technology and digital learning to connect to others and improve the quality of the education system. The “show and tell” will be held virtually on Google Hangout and will follow after President Obama […]