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2767RE: President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Immigration Reform

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  • Peter Munoz
    Aug 20, 2009

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      Subject: President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Immigration Reform


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      For Immediate Release


      President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Immigration Reform

      August 20, 2009

      Washington, D.C. - Today, President Obama once more reaffirmed his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, pledging that "we can get this done." The President and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano met with immigrant advocates, faith leaders, labor, business, and law enforcement officials to listen to concerns and discuss the next steps forward. Mary Giovagnoli, Director the Immigration Policy Center, attended the White House meeting and issued this statement:


      "Today's White House meeting demonstrated a genuine commitment to engage in a dialogue that will lead to a smart and workable legislative package. Secretary Napolitano strongly supported the need to bring all undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, streamline naturalization procedures, improve immigration processes that allow immigrants to live and work legally in the U.S. , and create smart immigration enforcement mechanisms.  Both the President and Secretary Napolitano acknowledged the importance of immigration to our country as well as the need to create a sustainable legal immigration system for the 21st century. We must all remain committed to following through on the dialogue that began today."

      For more information on the elements of reform, the Immigration Policy Center has produced the following fact check:



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