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  • Presidential Memo on Modernizing and Streamlining the Immigrant Visa System(496 KB - 11/21/2014)
    Presidential memorandum directing the heads of executive departments and agencies to development within 120 days, and in consultation with private and nonfederal public stakeholders, recommendations to streamline and improve the immigrant and nonimmigrant legal immigration system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112148.
  • Presidential Memo on Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees(499 KB - 11/21/2014)
    Presidential memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on the creation of the White House Task Force for New Americans, to assist with the creation of welcoming communities and fully integrated immigrants and refugees.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112146.
  • President's Remarks on Immigration on 11/20/14(673 KB - 11/21/2014)
    The transcript of President Obama’s 11/20/14 remarks to the nation on his plans to use his executive authority to take action on immigration, including providing protection from deportation for parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112140.
  • President's Remarks on Immigration on 11/20/14(675 KB - 11/21/2014)
    The transcript of President Obama’s 11/20/14 remarks to the nation on his plans to use his executive authority to take action on immigration, including providing protection from deportation for parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112102.
  • The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions(544 KB - 11/20/2014)
    Based on a briefing on 11/20/14 by the White House, the following is a summary of the elements expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement of executive actions on immigration. AILA’s understanding is that details (and memos) are still being finalized at this time.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112059.
  • 2014 Executive Action White House Pocket Card(483 KB - 11/20/2014)
    A 11/20/14 White House produced a pocket guide for understanding the President’s 2014 executive action on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112058.
  • White House Fact Sheet on 2014 Executive Action(731 KB - 11/20/2014)
    An 11/20/14 White House fact sheet on the President’s 2014 executive action on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112057.
  • White House Talking Points on 2014 Executive Action(704 KB - 11/20/2014)
    Talking points produced by the White House on 11/20/14 on the President’s 2014 executive action on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 14112056.
  • Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for FY2015(521 KB - 10/1/2014)
    The White House released a presidential memorandum on refugee admission, allowing the admission of up to 70,000 refugees for FY2015. The memo indicates that individuals from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador may be considered refugees within their countries of nationality or habitual residence.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100142.
  • White House Factsheet on Supplemental Funding Request to Congress(613 KB - 7/8/2014)
    A 7/8/14 White House factsheet detailing the administration’s request for $3.7 billion in supplemental funding for an inter-agency response to the humanitarian crisis affecting the southwest border of the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070846.
  • President's Request to Speaker Boehner for Supplemental Funding for Humanitarian Crisis(3874 KB - 7/8/2014)
    A 7/8/14 letter from President Obama to Speaker Boehner (R-OH) requesting $3.7 billion in supplemental funding for an inter-agency response to the humanitarian crisis affecting the southwest border of the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070845.
  • White House Letter to Congress Requesting Emergency Funding for Deterrence Strategy Involving Unaccompanied Children(515 KB - 6/30/2014)
    White House letter to Congress on Administration’s efforts to address urgent humanitarian situation of children crossing southern U.S. border and requesting congressional action on emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to support deterrence strategy focused on removal and repatriation.
    AILA Doc. No. 14063043.
  • Presidential Executive Order Blocking Property of Persons Contributing to Central African Republic Conflict (6/12/2014)
    Executive Order 13667 blocking certain U.S. property of categories of persons contributing to the conflict in the Central African Republic and suspending their entry into the U.S., as immigrants or nonimmigrants. (79 FR 28387, 5/15/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14061248.
  • White House Memo on Influx of Unaccompanied Minors Across Southwest Border(498 KB - 6/3/2014)
    White House memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish an interagency unified coordination group to ensure unity of effort across the executive branch in responding to the humanitarian aspects of the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060342.
  • Presidential Executive Order Banning Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine (3/19/2014)
    Executive Order 13661 suspending entry for additional individuals who have contributed to the situation in Ukraine, including persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State to be an official of the Government of the Russian Federation. (79 FR 15535, 3/19/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14031999.
  • Presidential Executive Order Banning Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine (3/10/2014)
    Executive Order 13660 suspending entry for immigrant and nonimmigrant individuals who have contributed to the situation in Ukraine, including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine. (79 FR 13493, 3/10/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14031099.
  • Presidential Determination of Refugee Admissions for FY2014 (10/21/2013)
    Presidential determination through memorandum for the Secretary of State with refugee admissions for FY2014, including regional allocations. (78 FR 62415, 10/21/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13102144.
  • Presidential Pardon Granted to Chinese Citizen For Defrauding Legacy INS in 1996(2402 KB - 4/10/2013)
    Copy of official presidential pardon from 3/1/13 for An Na Peng, a Chinese national who was convicted of conspiracy to defraud legacy INS. Ms. Peng’s attorney, Maile Hirota, provided this copy of the official pardon certificate.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041048.
  • Presidential Proclamation – 10th Anniversary of DHS(620 KB - 3/4/2013)
    A 03/1/13 White House proclamation recognizing and proclaiming March 1, 2013 as the ten year anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030447.
  • Presidential Executive Order Closing Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2012(1733 KB - 12/21/2012)
    White House press release on President Obama executive order stating that all executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122145.
  • Presidential Executive Order on Additional Sanctions on Iran (10/12/2012)
    Executive Order 13628 from President Obama on the implementation of additional sanctions against Iran pursuant to the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. (77 FR 62139, 10/12/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12101244.
  • Presidential Determination on FY2013 Refugee Admissions Numbers (10/10/2012)
    Presidential notice on admission of up to 70,000 refugees to the U.S. in FY2013, which shall include persons admitted to U.S. in FY2013 with federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions program. (77 FR 61507, 10/10/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12101041.
  • Presidential Proclamation on Citizenship Day 2012(716 KB - 9/13/2012)
    White House press release on presidential proclamation on Citizenship Day 2012 reflecting on the basic rights and responsibilities of citizenship, the founding documents from which they were drawn, and the extraordinary legacy of progress they have enabled.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091333.
  • Presidential Executive Order on Violence Against Women Globally (8/16/2012)
    Executive Order 13623 from President Obama recognizing that gender-based violence undermines not only the safety, dignity, and human rights of millions of individuals who experience it but also the public health, economic stability & security of nations. (77 FR 49345, 08/16/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12081644.
  • White House Report on Obama Agenda and the Hispanic Community(3304 KB - 8/8/2012)
    August 2012 White House report on what the policies and programs of the Obama Administration have meant for Hispanic Americans throughout the first three and a half years, including sections on comprehensive immigration reform, the DREAM Act, deferred action and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080852.
  • Presidential Memo on Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs for Mali (7/20/2012)
    Presidential memorandum authorizing no more than $10 million from U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting urgent refugee and migration need related to humanitarian crisis in northern Mali. (77 FR 42947, 07/20/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12071244.
  • Presidential Memo on Prison Rape Elimination Act(983 KB - 5/18/2012)
    Presidential memorandum expressing Obama Administration's conclusion that PREA applies to all Federal confinement facilities, including those operated by executive departments and agencies other than DOJ, whether administered by Federal Government or a private organization.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051850.
  • Presidential Executive Order on More Sanctions on Iran and Syria (5/3/2012)
    Presidential Executive Order 13608 sanctioning Iran and Syria nationals who develop technology to monitor, track, and harass their citizens and prohibiting unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the U.S. of aliens who fit the criteria above. (77 FR 26409, 05/03/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12052450.
  • Presidential Memo on Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs(821 KB - 4/3/2012)
    Presidential memorandum authorizing no more than $26 million from U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting urgent refugee and migration need related to humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States of Sudan.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040352.
  • Presidential Executive Order on Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals (1/24/2012)
    Presidential Executive Order 13597 outlining improvements to visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion in order to create jobs and spur economic growth in the U.S. (77 FR 3373, 01/24/12)
    AILA Doc. No. 12011961.
 
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