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U.S. President Obama announces executive actions on immigration during nationally televised address from the White House in Washington

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities […]

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THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. One year ago this month, senators of both parties –- with support from the business, labor, law enforcement, faith communities –- came together to pass a commonsense immigration bill. Independent experts said that bill would strengthen our borders, grow our economy, shrink our deficits. As we speak, there are enough […]

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On Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate one of America’s greatest champions for social justice. Raised into the life of a migrant farm worker, he toiled alongside men, women, and children who performed daily, backbreaking labor for meager pay and in deplorable conditions. They were exposed to dangerous pesticides and denied the most basic protections, including […]

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LatinaLista — The following remarks were delivered by President Obama at the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; […]

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The following are remarks (after his acknowledgement of local political leaders and former Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano) delivered by President Obama on his visit to the Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco, California today (Nov. 25, 2013). In the course of his speech, President Obama was interrupted by DREAMer youth […]

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LatinaLista — President Barack Obama, along with Presidents Carter and Clinton, delivered remarks in honor of the 50 anniversary of the March on Washington. To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans came to this […]

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LatinaLista — This morning, former President George W. Bush presided over a naturalization ceremony held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas on the campus of Southern Methodist University. It was expected that he would deliver remarks supporting immigration reform, especially since the House is supposed to be taking up the issue […]

State of the Union Address Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Washington, DC As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he said, “to […]

    Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake Introduction We recognize that our immigration system is broken. And while border security has improved significantly over the last two Administrations, we still don’t have a functioning immigration system. This has created a situation where up to 11 million undocumented immigrants are living […]

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INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA United States Capitol 11:55 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. […]

THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression; the spirit that has lifted this country […]

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVISION TOWN HALL WITH JORGE RAMOS AND MARIA ELENA SALINAS University of Miami Miami, Florida Q Please welcome the President of the United States. (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Q Welcome. Thank you for being here with us. THE PRESIDENT: Muchas gracias. Q Before we start, before talking about education […]

September 19, 2012 Key JR: Jorge Ramos MS: Maria Elena Salinas MR: Mitt Romney AM: Audience Member Intro: The United States will elect a new president in 48 days, and once again Hispanic voters will be decisive in this election. Today, the Republican Candidate will address you directly about education and its future in this […]

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY July 4, 2012 The White House THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Good morning, everybody. AUDIENCE: Good morning, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT: Secretary Napolitano, Director Mayorkas, distinguished guests, family and friends — welcome to the White House. Happy Fourth of July. What a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday […]

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT CALDERÓN AFTER BILATERAL MEETING American Grand Los Cabos Resort Los Cabos, Mexico PRESIDENT CALDERÓN: (As interpreted.) Good morning, Mr. President, President Barack Obama, President of the United States; distinguished members of the delegations, and distinguished members of media. Thank you for being with us today. First I would like to […]

June 15, 2012 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON IMMIGRATION Rose Garden 2:09 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation’s immigration policy, to make it more fair, more efficient, and more just — specifically for certain young people sometimes called “Dreamers.” […]

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