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Right now President Obama and Congressional Democrats are in the midst of pressing forward on financial reform legislation. Fresh from victory on health care reform, they are not shying away from tough issues in this Congressional election year.
President Barack Obama hugs immigration activist Tolu Olubunmi, who introduced him, before he speaks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Washington. The Senate is preparing to cast the first votes on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system and offer eventual citizenship to millions. Also pictured, left to right: Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center; Marlon Hill, Former President of the Caribbean Bar Association; Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County, Calif.; Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce; Paul Bridges, Mayor of Uvalda, Ga.; Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner; Gabriela Pacheco, Director, The Bridge Project; Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO; William Bratton, Former Chief of Police, LAPD and NYPD; Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU; Tom Donohue, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Latinos throughout the Valley will dress in white T-shirts and take to the streets of downtown Phoenix on Tuesday morning for the second year in a row to demand immigration reform.
WASHINGTON - Key senators in both parties and the White House announced agreement Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Arizona Marcha volunteers set up a freeway sign overlooking Interstate 10 in Phoenix to bring attention to Tuesday’s immigration demonstration.
President Bush's visit to Arizona on Monday to plug his immigration-reform agenda is the welcome push which — if he sustains it into 2006 — just might move this volatile issue onto Congress' agenda as well.
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama plans a meeting Tuesday on immigration reform with several groups and leaders.
The White House says the afternoon meeting will be with a broad group of business, law enforcement, religious, and current and former elected and appointed leaders from across the political spectrum. The statement issued late Monday was attributed to a White House senior official who was not further identified.
The statement said the president planned to discuss the importance of fixing the nation's "broken immigration system" to meet the country's 21st century economic and national security needs.
Some immigration reform advocates have criticized Obama's efforts on immigration reform.
President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by the president.
Transcript of President Barack Obama's address Thursday at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C.:
WASHINGTON — Frustrated with the lack of action to overhaul the country's immigration system, tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied on the National Mall and marched through the streets of the capital Sunday, waving American flags and holding homemade signs in English and Spanish.
Thousands of demonstrators waving U.S. flags marched through the streets of Phoenix Tuesday demanding immigration reform. The march re-electrified debate about President Bush’s proposal to grant legal status and eventual citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States.
SAYING IT LOUD: Thousands of immigrants\' rights supporters march Tuesday through Phoenix toward the Arizona Capitol.
Thousands of protesters waved Mexican and American flags Friday as they marched through Phoenix in a call for more humane reform of federal immigration laws.
An estimated 20,000 participants marched down 24th Street in downtown Phoenix toward U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl\'s office in protest of immigration legislation on Friday.
Republicans in the U.S. House sent a powerful message last week that Washington has finally heard the outraged cries of average Americans who want a serious campaign to stop illegal immigration and to close the nation’s borders to drug smugglers and potential terrorists.
PRESCOTT - The president of Arizona’s leading fruit and vegetable farming association says immigration reform that’s handled poorly could place America’s food supply under the control of China and other foreign agriculture powers.
The nation's immigration laws need to be reformed to give illegal immigrants and their children better educational opportunities and a path to citizenship, Democratic presidential contender John Kerry said Tuesday in Phoenix.
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Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry speaks Tuesday at Phoenix Civic Plaza.