September 21, 2020         
Miles Christi to Ordain 1st American Priest   •   Publix Named Among Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women   •   Crema.co’s New Coffee Matching Algorithm Guarantees the Perfect Cup   •   Greenberg Traurig's Mary-Olga Lovett Selected as 2020 Best Mentor by Texas Lawyer   •   New Citi Impact Fund Announces First Investments   •   The "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award" Legacy   •   Ultimate Software Ranked #2 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women 2020 List   •   Auden Living Announces Housing Discounts for First Responders, Military and Healthcare Workers   •   Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Wins Footwear Honor at the Accessories Council’s Design Excellence Awards for the Second Year in   •   Emily Leproust, Ph.D., to Receive 2020 Rosalind Franklin Award   •   HostForWeb Announces Tips For How to Talk to Younger Children About Cybersecurity   •   BET, National Urban League and an Expanding List of Key Impact Partners Unite on National Black Voter Day, Friday, September 18   •   Helen of Troy Limited Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call, and Webcast for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results   •   Canada's fisheries may be destroyed   •   One Young World and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announce 'Enterprise for Peace' Cohort 2021   •   Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of Gender Equality Week   •   Asana Named No. 8 on the 2020 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune   •   Unifor raises $134,000 to aid domestic violence victims   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Gender Equality Week   •   Campbell Appoints Camille Pierce as Chief Culture Officer
Bookmark and Share

Obama Meets With Hispanic Caucus

 THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________________________________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 

Readout of the President's Meeting with Representatives of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus 

 

In an Oval Office meeting, the President and leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez of New York, and U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois – discussed the options on immigration reform immediately facing the Congress.  He thanked them for their constant efforts on this issue.  The President and the CHC leaders believe that, before adjourning, Congress should approve the DREAM Act.  This legislation has traditionally enjoyed support from Democratic and Republican lawmakers and would give young people who were brought as minors to the United States by their parents the opportunity to earn their citizenship by pursuing a college degree or through military service. ‪

 

The President reiterated his support for fixing the broken immigration system and urged the CHC leaders to work to restore the bipartisan coalition backing comprehensive immigration reform.  The President repeated his hope that, with the election season’s pressures past, Congressional Republicans would work with their Democratic colleagues not only to strengthen security at the nation’s borders, but also to restore responsibility and accountability to what everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.  The President reiterated his strong support for bipartisan Congressional action on immigration reform at the earliest opportunity, noting that the American people expect both parties to work together to tackle the challenges confronting our nation.

 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News