News from the White House
November 29, 2010
What's Going On With the DREAM Act?
Posted by Kalpen Modi on November 29, 2010 at 06:51 PM EST
Ed. Note: View the DREAM Act fact sheet with more information on why the Act is good for our economy, good for our security and good for the nation.
This afternoon, the White House reiterated the President's commitment to the DREAM Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to stop punishing innocent young people for the actions of their parents by giving them the chance to obtain legal status by pursuing a higher education, or by serving in the U.S. armed forces for the country they've grown up in and love as their own.
Thanks to the participation of young people from all over the country, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecilia Munoz took great questions on whether the legislation would encourage people to come to the United States illegally (it would not) and whether the DREAM Act can be implemented by the President via Executive Order (it cannot, which is why he is strongly urging Congress to do the right thing by passing it).
Today's webchat is part of the President's ongoing commitment to engage with young people all over the country. If you'd like to be added to the White House youth engagement distribution list, send an email to email@example.com
Miss the webchat live? Check it out in its entirety with full questions and answers here:
October 21, 2010
Jobs and Economic Security for America's Women Report
View Press Release here
On Thursday, the National Economic Council will release a report on the impact of the recession on women and how the Obama administration’s economic policies benefit American women. The report lays out the economic landscape facing women today and details some of the many ways the administration is committed to making sure the government is working for all Americans especially American women.
To discuss the report, Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor; Cecilia Rouse, Member of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Diana Farrell, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy will hold an on the record press conference call today, Wednesday, at 12:00 pm ET. The call will be embargoed for 6:00 am ET on Thursday and the call in number is (800) 288-8975.
The full report is attached.