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President Obama Speaks in Chicago About His Action on Immigration

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 9:20 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
President Obama travels back to his hometown of Chicago to meet with civic and business leaders and detail the reasons he's acting on his own on immigration reform.
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Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on November 25, 2014 | 7:10 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

The President is taking action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants -- and that grows our economy.

According to an analysis by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the President’s executive actions on immigration stand to boost the nation’s GDP by $90 billion to $210 billion, while shrinking the Federal deficit by $25 billion over the next ten years. These actions will also increase the productivity and wages of all American workers, not just immigrants.

Many of these economic benefits spring from the President’s actions to “make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy.” We need to build on our strengths -- after all, over one-quarter of all U.S.-based Nobel laureates over the past 50 years were foreign-born, and more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants.

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Statement by the Vice President on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on November 25, 2014 | 6:33 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

As the world recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I am deeply concerned by the continued magnitude of this problem. Approximately one in three women across the globe is physically or sexually abused during her lifetime; many at the hands of an intimate partner. Too many women and girls are victimized by practices like human trafficking or forced marriage. Violence against women creates and maintains poverty. It threatens peace. Perhaps, most importantly, it degrades all of humanity. We all must work together to fight gender-based violence around the world, and the abuse of power in all of its forms. Today we join with the international community in renewing this commitment.

President Obama Travels Back Home to Chicago to Talk Immigration

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on November 25, 2014 | 5:42 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

This afternoon, President Obama traveled back to his hometown of Chicago to meet with civic and business leaders and detail the reasons he's acting on his own to help fix our broken immigration system.

Speaking from a Polish community center in Chicago, the President reminded us that every president since Eisenhower has used his executive authority to address immigration issues. In fact, every president for the last 50 years has taken action to keep families together and help improve our nation's immigration system.

President Obama talked about how his Executive Action will provide more resources for law enforcement to stem the flow of illegal crossings at America’s borders, reform the system so that high-skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs can stay and contribute to the economy, and hold those who broke immigration laws accountable.

The President also explained how his Executive Action would help target finite immigration resources better -- especially at the border. President Obama’s Executive Action will help funnel resources where they are needed most: stemming the flow of illegal crossings at the border and helping to find those who are dangerous. Since President Obama took office, deportations of criminals illegally in the United States are up 80 percent. That figure will only grow as his Executive Action allows the Administration to focus on felons, not families -- and criminals, not children.

The President also highlighted how his action on immigration would help the economy, as immigrants start more than a quarter of all new businesses in the United States and have started more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies. He explained how we as Americans have the unique honor of being a nation of immigrants, giving us a huge entrepreneurial advantage over the rest of the world, and how his Executive Action will help further that growth.

President Obama concluded by reminding us that we are not a nation that kicks out those who want to earn their piece of the American Dream. 

Because -- as he made clear in his remarks today -- the immigration debate is about “something bigger.”

For more information on the actions he's taking, visit WhiteHouse.gov/Immigration-Action.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Suzan Harjo

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 4:47 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Suzan Harjo is a writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples throughout her career. As a member of the Carter Administration and as current president...
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Readout of the Vice President's Call with Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on November 25, 2014 | 4:38 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Vice President Joe Biden called Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis to congratulate him on his election victory, noting the impressive voter turnout as a sign of a strong and healthy democracy. The Vice President underscored the strength of the bilateral relationship and expressed appreciation for Romania’s contributions to NATO, its support for Ukraine, and its efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. The Vice President expressed his condolences for the loss of life in the November 21 helicopter accident and thanked Romania for its sacrifices as part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Finally, the Vice President and President-elect Iohannis discussed the critical importance of rule of law reforms, both as a driver of economic growth and as a national security issue.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - John Dingell

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 4:10 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
John Dingell is a lifelong public servant, the longest serving Member of Congress in American history, and one of the most influential legislators in history. Having represented Michigan in...
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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Mildred Dresselhaus

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 3:13 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Mildred Dresselhaus is one of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation. A professor of physics and electrical engineering at MIT, she...
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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Stevie Wonder

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Stevie Wonder is one of the world's most gifted singer-songwriters. Mr. Wonder has created a sound entirely his own, mixing rhythm and blues with genres ranging from rock and roll to reggae,...
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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Isabel Allende

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Video (YouTube) on November 25, 2014 | 12:47 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)
Isabel Allende is a highly acclaimed author of 21 books that have sold 65 million copies in 35 languages. She has been recognized with numerous awards internationally. She received the prestigious...
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